Older Scout & Venturing program

Outpost is a program designed for experienced campers who have most of the merit badges they need, but still want to enjoy the fun of camp!

Outpost campers will camp in their own campsite apart from their troop, sleeping under the stars.  They may spend the first part of the day in scheduled merit badge sessions of their choice.  The afternoon and evenings will be spent with their fellow Outpost campers participating in the most extreme activities at camp: climbing, shooting sports, kayaking, metalworking, tomahawk throwing and more!  Of course, Scouts will also enjoy cooling off in the waters of Slippery Falls.  

We have made arrangements to use the High ropes course at a nearby camp to run a COPE program.  Outpost campers will participate in this Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience as a team one day of the week.

The outpost is furnished with canvas tents and cooking equipment.  Scouts should bring their own ground cloth or cot and a sleeping bag or bedroll.  Scouts will prepare and eat lunch & dinner separate from their troop.  Activities in this program will happen during afternoons and evenings, and Scouts may use their free time every morning to take one or two merit badges offered through morning sessions 1 & 2.  Scouts must be 14 years old to participate and at least First Class rank.  Participants must be classified as swimmers.

Outpost campers participating in Cowboy Action Shooting must complete the Cowboy Action Shooting Permission Form.