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D-bar-A Scout Ranch

Since 1950, D-bar-A-Scout Ranch has been providing quality scouting experiences for Scouts, Schools, and Churches from Southeast Michigan and around the Midwest. D-bar-A is located about an hour north of Detroit, MI.  The ranch consists of over 1,700 acres of wilderness, 3 lakes, a herd of horses, cattle, and other livestock, 28 heated cabins, and 13 tent sites.  Program facilities also include a 32 foot climbing tower, Lonesome Pines Boy Scout Shooting Center (Rifle, Shotgun, and Archery), Robert Morrison Cub Scout Shooting Center (BB Gun and Archery), Nature Center, Bouldering Wall, and 11 miles of hiking trails.

The ranch is operated by the Michigan Crossroads Council, BSA and employs 1 Director and 2 Rangers full-time.  However, maintaining 1700 acres is not possible without the support of volunteers from all over the United States. Additionally, the service provided by the members of the Noquet Lodge provide countless hours of service during their conclave weekends throughout the rest of the year.

During the summer months, D-bar-A Scout Ranch offers Boy Scout Resident Camp, Cub Scout Resident Camp, and several horse related programs unique to D-bar-A. In addition, the camp is host to many high school Marching Band camps.

D-bar-A is unique because we offer a Horsemanship Merit Badge weekend, a Mini Yucca Trail weekend, the four day Yucca Trail experience and the Ranch Hand program. Please follow the link below for a full description of each program opportunity.

When your reservation is complete, you will receive an email confirmation. The cabin or campsite will be reserved for your unit. Upon arrival, all units must check in at the Martin Building. A roster of everyone in your unit or group that plans on being in camp must be submitted at check in. During the check in process, you will select a check out time. On your day of departure, a unit leader must remain at the facility until a Ranger arrives to properly check out your unit.

Non-Scouting community groups or schools interested in D-bar-A Scout Ranch should contact Bill Licht for current availability and pricing packages.

Map of D-bar-A Scout Ranch 

D-bar-A Scout Ranch is located at:

880 E Sutton Road
Metamora MI 48455
Phone: 810-245-2250
Fax: 810-245-2249


Map to D-bar-A Scout Ranch

Staff at D-bar-A

Ranch Director - Davey Warner

Head Ranger - Jack Sims

Ranger / Livestock Foreman - Steve Bailey

Volunteers at D-bar-A‚Äč

Properties Chair - Jeff Campbell


D-bar-A will be open for Boy Scout Resident Summer Camp, Cub Scout Resident Summer Camp, & weekend reservations in 2015.

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