Activities & Events

Scouting offers numerous age-appropriate activities and events for you and your troop.

Boy Scout Outdoor Program

Outdoor adventure is the promise made to boys when they join Scouting. Boys yearn for outdoor programs that stir their imagination and interest.

Philmont Scout Ranch

The Boy Scouts of America's premier high-adventure base challenges Scouts and Venturers with more than 200 square miles of rugged New Mexico wilderness. Backpacking treks, horseback cavalcades, and training and service programs offer young people many ways to experience this legendary country.

Scuba BSA

Scuba BSA introduces qualified Boy Scout, Venturing, and registered adult participants to to the special skills, equipment, and safety precautions associated with scuba diving.

BSA Snorkeling Safety

Snorkeling Safety is the recommended procedure for conducting BSA swimming activities using masks, fins, and snorkels.

Kayaking BSA

Kayaking BSA provides an introduction to kayaking skills and safety procedures and serves as a program opportunity for Boy Scout, Varsity, and Venturing units in camp or out.

Nationally Approved Historic Trails

More than 300 trails have been approved for Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, Venturers, and family campers. The Boy Scouts of America strongly recommends that hikers use only historic trails that have been nationally approved.

Council High-Adventure Directory

The BSA high-adventure program directory lists council-operated high-adventure trekking programs to help units locate high-adventure programs across the nation.

Passport to High Adventure

Designed to help older Scouts, with guidance from their adult leaders, to plan and safely carry out council and unit high-adventure treks

BSA High Adventure Bases

The Boy Scouts of America operate three high-adventure bases: Florida Sea Base, Northern Tier, and Philmont Scout Ranch.

Troop Open House
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Troop Open House

The Boy Scout troop open house provides a forum to demonstrate the troop's accomplishments in a way that will appeal to youth who have never tried Scouting.

Scout Sunday Observance

The Boy Scouts of America designates the Sunday that falls before February 8 (Scouting Anniversary Day) as Scout Sunday, which is the primary date to recognize the contributions of young people and adults to Scouting.

Age-Appropriate Guidelines for Scouting Activities

Program-specific criteria designed to assist unit leaders in determining what activities are age-appropriate for their participants.

Jamborees

The Boy Scouts of America has held National Scout Jamborees for Scouts and leaders of Boy Scout councils throughout the United States and the World Organization of the Scout Movement holds World Jamborees for Scouts and leaders throughout the world.

Jamboree on the Air (JOTA)

The Jamboree-on-the-Air (JOTA) is an annual Scouting and amateur radio event sponsored by the World Scout Bureau of the World Organization of the Scout Movement.

Scouting's Adventures for Older Boy Scouts
Scouting captures the interest of older Scouts through diverse high-adventure and outdoor opportunities that reinforce Scouting's ideals.

COPE - Climbing
Project COPE is an exciting outdoor activity designed to meet the needs of youth who seek greater challenges to their physical and mental abilities.

NAYLE - National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience
An exciting new program where young men enhance their leadership skills in the Philmont Backcountry. Scouts will expand upon the team building and ethical decision making skills learned in National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT). N.A.Y.L.E. The new National Advanced...

 

 

Boy Scout Outdoor Program
Outdoor adventure is the promise made to boys when they join Scouting. Boys yearn for outdoor programs that stir their imagination and interest.

Climb On Safely
Climb On Safely is the Boy Scouts of America's recommended procedure for organizing BSA climbing/rappelling activities.

Family Fun
An arcade of educational and entertaining games, quizzes, and interactive resources.

Scouting's Adventures for Older Boy Scouts
Scouting captures the interest of older scouts through diverse high-adventure and outdoor opportunities. that reinforce Scouting's ideals.

COPE and Climbing
Project COPE is an exciting outdoor activity designed to meet the needs of youth who seek greater challenges to their physical and mental abilities.

NAYLE - National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience
An exciting new program where young men enhance their leadership skills in the Philmont Backcountry. Scouts will expand upon the team building and ethical decision making skills learned in National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT). N.A.Y.L.E. The new National Advanced...

Nationally Approved Historic Trails
More than 300 trails have been approved for Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, Venturers, and family campers. The Boy Scouts of America strongly recommends that hikers use only historic trails that have been nationally approved.

Order of the Arrow
There are numerous opportunities for Arrowmen to provide service, demonstrate leadership, and practice camping skills by working with a Cub Scout pack.

BSA Antarctic Scientific Program
The Antarctic Scout will join teams of scientists conducting research during expeditions scheduled for the Antarctic summer season.

Discover High Adventure
The BSA high-adventure program directory is a service to all units desiring to locate a high-adventure program opportunity at any local council. The directory lists all council-operated high-adventure trekking programs that span at least five nights and six days. A few programs of lesser duration are included as specialty adventure programs.