Building a Strong Outdoor Program of Emphasis

Being in the outdoors is partially why youth join and stay in Scouting. Learn how to build an outdoor program filled with experiences that will create a reason for youth to join and to stay in Scouting. The course will have indoor planning and orientation sessions about all aspects of outdoor programming, as well as hands on outdoor opportunities to experience some of the programs you develop. Discussions will be centered around the programs of camping, aquatics, shooting sports, fishing, COPE/Climbing, outdoor skills, outdoor ethics, and conservation. There will be support for all ages of the program – Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, Venturing, and Sea Scouts.


Week 5: July 9-15


About Philmont Scout Ranch

Philmont Scout Ranch, the Boy Scouts of America's premier High Adventure™ base, challenges Scouts and Venturers with more than 214 square miles of rugged northern New Mexico wilderness. Backpacking treks, horseback cavalcades, and training and service programs offer young people many ways to experience this legendary country.