Outdoor Adventure

Cub Scout Outdoor Programs

Boy Scout & Venturing Outdoor Programs

Boy Scout & Venturing Resident Camp

WEBELOS Resident Camp

NEIC Campgrounds

Scholarships

Ma-HA (High Adventure)

BSA National High Adventure

Why is Outdoor Adventure so important?

Outdoor Adventure is the promise made to our youth when they join Scouting. Children and young adults yearn for outdoor programs that stir their imagination and interest. In the outdoors, the youth we serve 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 a young men and women who learn to cooperate to meet outdoor challenges that may include extreme weather, difficult trails and portages, and dealing with nature’s unexpected circumstances. Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Venturers plan and carry out activities with thoughtful guidance from their adult leaders.

Good youth leadership, communication, and teamwork enable them to achieve goals they have set for themselves, their den or pack, their patrol or squad, and their troop, team or crew. Learning by doing is a hallmark of outdoor education. Unit meetings offer information and knowledge used on outdoor adventures each month throughout the year. A leader may describe and demonstrate a Scouting skill at a meeting, but the way Scouts truly learn outdoor skills is to do it themselves on an outdoor adventure!