Outdoor activities are integral to meeting Scouts and their families needs while also providing many of the most appealing features of the Scouting program. Activities and events are planned to match the desires of Scouts at all age levels and abilities with opportunities to advance in rank and have fun.
We hope you are ready to take advantage of our great programs and upcoming opportunities. Thank you for participating in the Scouting Program. We look forward to seeing you on the Scouting trail.
Why experience the Outdoors?
Access to outdoor adventure is the promise made to young people when they join Scouting. Boys and girls yearn for outdoor programs that stir their imagination and interest. In the Outdoors we strive to meet the Aims of Scouting as follows:
In the outdoors, Scouts have opportunities to acquire skills that make them more self-reliant. They can explore canoe and hiking trails and complete challenges they first thought were beyond their ability. Attributes of good character become part of them as they learn to cooperate to meet outdoor challenges that may include extreme weather, difficult trails and portages, and dealing with nature’s unexpected circumstances.
Successful youth leadership, communication, and teamwork enable them to achieve goals they have set for themselves, their patrol, and their troop. Working together through the patrol method and troop organization teaches active citizenship.
Scouts are challenged in the outdoor adventure and high adventure and are pushed physically and mentally to accomplish tasks of the outdoors.
Scouts plan and carry out activities from start to finish. With thoughtful guidance from their Scoutmaster and other adult leaders scouts make a plan and carry out this plan. Learning by doing is a hallmark of outdoor education. A youth or adult leader may describe and demonstrate a Scouting skill at a weekly meeting, but the way Scouts truly learn outdoor skills is to do it themselves on a troop outing.