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High Adventure Troop Program Feature
High adventure can mean a lot of different things to Scouts. It might mean backpacking on rugged mountain trails, canoeing in the Boundary Waters of the United States and Canada, sailing a large vessel off the coast of Florida, visiting a major city and seeing the sights, or trekking to a remote outpost at your council summer camp.
Planning a high-adventure activity takes time to make sure all the logistical points are covered. This program feature is designed to give you a sampling of high adventure activities, but your troop will need to spend several months planning a specific high adventure.
Find the complete plans for the High Adventure Troop Program Feature on the BSA website.
One of the methods for Boy Scouts is “the outdoors”. Being outdoors presents Boy Scouts with challenges and adventures. Boys enjoy the independence of getting away from home and taking care of themselves.
The most familiar application of skill level limits is the swim tests which are administered at summer camp. But there are other examples as well.
All four of my boys had their physicals yesterday. And I took along the BSA medical form to have it filled out so they would be ready for camp this summer. Sometimes this takes parents by surprise. Remind them to make an appointment and get it done if they haven’t already.
The Scoutmaster, Senior Patrol Leader, and Assistant Senior Patrol Leader work together to develop long term plans for a Boy Scout troop. One thing which can help with this is the BSA troop program features.
Scoutmaster Clarke Greene – of The Scoutmaster Podcast fame – is developing a database of high adventure destinations. I love the idea! Adding a little adventure to a program keeps older Scouts engaged.
I wrote previous posts about the camping award, the hiking award, the riding award, and the aquatics award. Today I am promoting the adventure award – the last in the series.
Be prepared for unexpected changes in the weather.
Boy Scouts will complete a couple of the requirements for the Boy Scout Leave No Trace award while working their way toward Eagle Scout.
Every Scout who is spending time outdoors should be familiar with the Outdoor Code. It is especially important for Webelos, Boy Scouts, and Venturers who are out camping regularly.
Boy Scout program features let a troop to plan its meetings around a theme.
Swift offers weeks of summer camp for Venturers and Explorers. Activities include water skiing, tubing, sailing, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, rock climbing, rappelling, ropes challenge courses, horseback riding, mountain biking, rifle shooting, and archery.