Scouts BSA is a fantastic program that provides a challenging and FUN experiences! With fun and discovery at every turn, Scouting makes the most of right now. Providing a foundation a Scout can stand on to embrace opportunity and overcome obstacles. A foundation they can count on for where they’re going. And we believe where they’re going is anywhere they want.
Building fires, kayaking, white water rapids, hiking, outdoor cooking, wilderness survival, winter weather camping, backpacking, canoeing, and mountain biking are just some of the exciting camping opportunities in Scouts BSA.
Scouts BSA Camping normally happens in the forms of:
Troop/Patrol Camping-Usually, these are weekend trips to some place not far from home that the patrol or the troop organizes.
Resident Camp-Scouts, their friends and leaders typically attend a week long camping experience at least once a year. These are usually great for Scouts to earn awards.
High Adventure-Typically, older Scouts have opportunities to attend the most exciting and challenging Scouting events. These are the culmination of learning all sorts of skills. The BSA maintains four high adventure bases: Philmont, Sea Base, Northern Tier, and the Bechtel Summit.
Activities and Service
Annually, Scouts participate in a vast array of activities. These may include Camporees (weekend events with Scouts from all over the council), Jamborees (longer events with Scouts from all over the country or the world), Courts of Honor, rock climbing, caving, mountain biking, and much more!
Service is also a very important part of Scouting. Activities such as the Annual Scouting for Food Campaign help Scouts make a positive contribution to his community while developing a deeper understanding if and respect for other people!
Physical Fitness and Sports
Being healthy and physically fit are important parts of Scouting too! Many Scouts are involved in other sports or activities at school. In Scouting there are a variety of awards for Scouts in the following areas:
- Mountain boarding
- Zip lining
- and tons more!
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)
Many people think about Scouting and they think about camping and swimming, but Scouting is so much more. Through merit badges and the NOVA program, Scouts learn and practice STEM related disciplines on a regular basis. Building and launching rockets is a favorite event which requires Scouts to learn and practice skills that are related to the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics!
Scouting involves working together, which leads to the creation of friendships that will last a lifetime. Many Scouts work and grow together learning all the way through high school and maintaining those relationships for the rest of their lives.