Buck Toms

Located on the shores of a private cove on Watts Bar Lake in Roane County, Camp Buck Toms is the pride of the Great Smoky Mountain Council. Unlimited opportunities for adventure and growth await among our scenic hills dotted with Indian mounds and rich in wildlife.

Sixteen campsites – each with a mix of four- and eight-person Adirondacks and an 18′ x 20′ shelter with electricity – accommodate more than 600 Scouts. Our modern, spacious dining hall with full commercial kitchen feeds campers quickly and comfortably, our training center hosts expanded STEM programming, and the Jane Manly Museum preserves the council’s rich history.

Camp Buck Toms illustrated map


A huge variety of program areas and activities are supported by our unparalleled facilities and equipment.

Miles of scenic hiking trails

Shotgun, rifle, and archery ranges

Fishing pier with fish attractors

60-foot climbing tower

High ropes course, zipline and V swing

Canoes, kayaks, sailboats, rowboats, stand-up paddleboards, and ski and fishing boats

Mountain bikes and bike shop

Ham radio classroom


Our Health Lodge is staffed through the week by physicians through a collaboration with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Department of Family Medicine; on the weekends, camp is served by a certified EMT. In case of emergency, we also have a direct satellite link to the University of Tennessee Medical Center.