Things To Do

Scouts live for adventure by learning valuable, and fun, skills from incredible volunteers. Below are just a few activities that our Scouts participate in at our camps, Northeast Ohio, and across the country!

 
 
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Polar Bear Award

While most people huddle down, Scouts are showing off their winter camping skills and braving the cold weather! Guess what, there’s an award for that! By spending 24-hours outdoors in weather that stays under 32 degrees, your Scouts can earn their Polar Bear patch to display proudly on their uniform or patch blanket. Earn it again and again as you hone your winter survival skills each year.

 
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Climbing

More information coming soon!

 
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Shooting Sports

More information coming soon!

 
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Aquatics

More information coming soon!

 

Klondike Derby

In 1896, gold was discovered in Canada’s Yukon Territory. People raced to the Klondike region of this territory, starting what became known as the Klondike Gold Rush. The Klondike is roughly centered on the town of Whitehorse. Many challenges faced these adventurers, including cold winter conditions. For those who successfully conquered the challenges, rewards were great.

A Scout Klondike Derby is based on the real life struggles encountered by the men and dogs crossing the frozen Klondike in search of wealth in the gold fields. Those struggles were life and death matters. The Scout Klondike Derby is a fun filled winter competition featuring Scout skill challenges at a series of stations.

For the Boy Scouts, each Patrol becomes a dog sled team and proceeds to the various stations to try their abilities. The sled is loaded with material and equipment needed to solve the problems at the stations.

 

Camporees

A camporee is many things—camping fun for youth, the thumping of hundreds of feet on the way to an evening campire, and the blue smoke from fires cooking stew or ham and eggs. It’s the patter of rain on many tents at night. It’s the ripple of wind-blown flags in the morning sun. It’s catching the idea of teamwork in a patrol. It’s learning to carry out an order to help the team succeed.

A camporee can be a perfect showplace for the Scouting program and, therefore, go far beyond just being a gathering of boys.

Camporees usually take place in the Spring and Fall.