Learn more about the kinds of things that Scouts do—and learn to do them better—with the resources in this section.

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.

Adventures for Older Boy Scouts

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

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.

National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience (N.A.Y.L.E.)

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).

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 Involvement in the Cub Scout Camping Program

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

Project COPE

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

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.

The Principles of Leave No Trace

Leave No Trace is an awareness of our impact on the environment that teaches us to respect the rights of other users of the outdoors as well as future generations.