Activities & Events
Scouting offers numerous age-appropriate activities and events for members of your troop.
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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 Scuba BSA
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 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 treksBSA 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
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.