What are typical Scout outdoor activities? For younger Scouts, less-rugged activities are more appropriate, but as they grow in skills they begin to acquire outdoor knowledge and abilities. These activities will include:
Day Hikes—Reasonably short hikes (three to 10 miles) in terrain without a lot of elevation gain or loss. As the boys grow and hiking merit badge becomes an option hikes of 10+ miles and elevations will add to their skills and enjoyment.
Patrol Activities—A Boy Scout patrol may participate in patrol activities with the permission of its Scoutmaster and parents/guardians. Appropriate adult leadership must be present for all overnight Scouting activities. Scouts learn to work as a team so everyone can enjoy outdoors as well as learn new skills.
Weekend Overnights—Troops that plan and carry out outings once a month attract and retain boys at a much higher level than those that have fewer outings during the year. Here cooking and camping skills are given the test!
Camporees—Order of the Arrow klondikes, districts planned camporees and other outings during the year give Scouts the opportunity to test their knowledge and skills in competitive events with other troops and patrols.
The following hyper-links below are forms that can be downloaded and then printed as guidelines to help you the Senior Patrol Leader & your staff, you the Patrol Leader & your individual patrol members to become more skilled and better prepared for an upcoming activities as listed above.
The Troop’s Grub-Master Expense form below is located here for downloading then printing and completing so parents can receive timely refunds from their son’s efforts in purchasing his patrols food for the weekend as their patrol grub-master.
Personal Scout Guidelines and forms below:
Patrol Needs & Guidelines
Senior Patrol Leader Needs & Guidelines