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The Pine Bend Association is incorporated as a non-profit charitable organization for the purpose of holding the property and financial assets, from which donations to such organizations as the Twin Cities Boy Scout councils have been made regularly. Having evolved from the Pine Bend Scout Club, which was formed in 1932, the Association has a heritage deep in the scouting movement. The PBSC Motto was “A Scout is Friendly”and because of the shared common experience, the PBA has adopted the motto is “A Scout is Helpful”. Campsites are available to Scout troops or similar organizations, as well as members of the association for the purpose of learning about and enjoying the natural surroundings.

Our shared values of the love of outdoors, comradery, and service to youth come from our strong roots in Scouting and have allowed us the privilege of procurement of the beautiful Birch Bend campground. The property includes more than 300 acres of woodland and lakeshore and offers members and groups of young people a spectacular outdoor experience. With the help of Scouting and other youth groups, our members share the responsibility for upkeep, maintenance of the grounds, and preservation of the wilderness character.

In addition to maintaining the campground, the association holds an annual meeting, occasional special meetings, social activities, and charitable work.

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About the Pine Bend Association

This corporation is organized exclusively for charitable, religious, educational, and scientific purposes as specified in Section 501©(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, including for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under Section 501©(3) of the internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code.

The philosophy of the Pine Bend Association is to generate and develop friendship and good citizenship with others in the great outdoors. It's purpose is to:

  • Maintain and support forest and wetland resources;

  • Support and conduct non-partisan research, education, and informal activities to increase public awareness of environmental and outdoor activities and to deter juvenile delinquency;

  • Combat community and family deterioration.


The mission of the Pine Bend Association is to foster environmental awareness through fellowship, educational programs, and experiencing the wonders of the outdoors.


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