The most memorable experiences that come from Scouting are the experiences that the Scouts have as they participate. Experiences, not merit badges, are the things that shape youth for the future. We are changing the program at camp for 2014 to allow Scouts to have more of these experiences while progressing in the Scouting program.
Adventure Tracks (aka – “Tracks”) are camp-wide experiences for Scouts to work on selected program elements and merit badges. Some adventures will be in the form of High Adventure experiences, overnight campouts, or in-camp programs.
The Leader’s Guide
includes the information that you need to prepare your unit for the adventure that is Thunder Ridge. Boys who come to camp have the opportunity for an in-depth “outing” experiences with our trained and knowledgeable staff, allowing for a more extensive learning engagement. There are three program options from which your week at camp can be created:
- HIGH ADVENTURE TRACK – this Track is a week-long experience (Monday thru Friday) in the back country of the 1300+ acres of Thunder Ridge and is perfect for the older units (youth aged 14+).
- ADVENTURE TRACK: OUTPOST – These Track offerings provide an overnight outdoor experience for Scouts to learn about a variety of subjects and experience the FUN of the camping experience.
- ADVENTURE TRACK: IN-CAMP – These Track offerings are similar to the Outpost Tracks, with a more “traditional” camp feel. These Track offerings are within close proximity to the base camp.
Leaders that come to camp can enjoy several training opportunities. Additionally, there are also a variety of fun events for Scout leaders such as the Thunder Ridge Open Golf Tournament (make your own club), pinewood derby, and Dutch oven cook-off.