AdventureCompass

Outdoor Adventures

The Outdoor Adventures Team is here to help you unlock Scouting's adventure.
From the mountains to the ocean, High Adventure to international adventure
and everything in between, nobody does it better.

Meet the Outdoor Adventure Team!

The Outdoor Adventures Team serves as gateway to connect Scout and Leaders with the adventure of Scouting. From leadership development to camp development and high adventure to international adventure, we’re here to help you find your next adventure.

The Outdoor Adventures Team is made up of the 8 departments listed below, hover over the pictures below to get a glimpse, or click on the logo to visit their page!

Find the Scouting Adventure that's right for you...

Scouting is full of adventure and the Outdoor Adventures team is here to help find you the one that’s right for you using our interactive map! Click around the map to explore.

If you’re looking for an adventure, but you’re open to seeing what’s out there – Click the logos on the map to find out what our team has to offer.
Know the type of adventure you’re looking for? Click on the activity buttons on the right hand of the map to find out where those activities are offered. 

SBR

Summit Bechtel Reserve
Glen Jean, West Virginia

  • Action Sports
  • Shooting Sports
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Customizable Treks
  • Camping
  • Home of National Jamborees

Visit summitbsa.org for more info!

BSA

Outdoor Adventures Team
BSA National Service Center
Irving,Texas

  • BSA International
  • Outdoor Programs and Properties
  • Order of the Arrow

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Philmont

Philmont Scout Ranch
Cimmarron, New Mexico

  • Backpacking and Hiking
  • Wilderness Programs
  • Customizable Treks
  • Fall/Winter Adventures
  • Family Adventure Camp
  • Training Center
  • BSA National Museum

Visit philmontscoutranch.org for more info!

NTier

Northern Tier High Adventure
Ely, Minnesota + additional outposts

  • Wilderness Canoe Trips
  • Back Country Experiences
  • STEM options
  • Winter Camping
  • Training Courses
  • Cold weather Camping Development Center for BSA

Visit ntier.org for more info!

Sea

Florida Sea Base
Islamorada, Florida + additional outposts

  • Scuba diving
  • Sailing
  • Fishing
  • STEM options

Visit bsaseabase.org for more info!

OA

Order of the Arrow
National Service Center and at Local BSA Councils

  • OA Hiking Treks
  • OA Boat Treks
  • Leadership
  • Training Courses

Visit oa-bsa.org/high-adventure for more info on  opportunities for Arrowmen.

Need to find your lodge? Click HERE

INTL

BSA International
BSA National Service Center
Irving,Texas

  • International Contingent Trips
  • International Camp Staff Program
  • Messengers of Peace

Visit scouting.org/international for more info!

OPP

Outdoor Programs and Properties
National Service Center and at Local BSA Councils

  • National Camp Accreditation Program
  • Outdoor Programs Training and Support
  • Local Council Support

Visit scouting.org/outdoor-programs for more info!

Jam

2021 National Scout Jamboree
Glen Jean, West Virginia

  • Action Sports
  • Leadership
  • Camping

The 2021 National Jamboree will be held at the Summit Bechtel Reserve.

Find out more at jamboree.scouting.org

wild

Wilderness Programs/Experiences

  • Philmont
  • Summit
  • Florida Sea Base
  • Northern Tier
  • Local Council Camps (OPP)
  • Order of the Arrow High Adventure Treks

Click on map to find out more about where to find your next adventure!

Lead

Leadership Skills

  • Order of the Arrow
  • BSA International
  • Local Council Camps (Outdoor Programs and Properties)

Click on map to find out more about where to find your next adventure!

Action

Action Sports  
COPE, Climbing, Biking, Skateboarding, ATV’s, shooting sports and more!

  • Philmont
  • The Summit
  • Local Council Camps
  • 2021 National Jamboree

Click on map to find out more about where to find your next adventure!

Back

Hiking and Camping

  • Philmont
    Backpacking
  • The Summit
    Camping
  • Northern Tier
    Camping
  • Order of the Arrow
    OA Treks
  • BSA International
    on Contingent Trips
  • Local Council Camps 
    -Outdoor Programs and Properties

Click on map to find out more about where to find your next adventure!

Train

Training Courses

  • Philmont
  • Sea Base
  • The Summit
  • Northern Tier
  • BSA International
  • Order of the Arrow
  • Local Council Camps (OPP)

Click on map to find out more about where to find your next adventure!

Trek

Customizable Trek Options

  • Philmont
  • Sea Base
  • The Summit
  • Northern Tier
  • Local Council Camps (OPP)

Click on map to find out more about where to find your next adventure!

Water

Water Sports
Canoeing, rafting, sailing, Scuba Diving and more!

  • Sea Base
  • Northern Tier
  • The Summit
  • Local Council Camps (OPP)
  • Order of the Arrow High Adventure Treks

Click on map to find out more about where to find your next adventure!

STEM

STEM Opportunities
Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Biology and more!

  • Philmont
  • Sea Base
  • The Summit
  • Northern Tier
  • Local Council Camps (OPP)

Click on map to find out more about where to find your next adventure!

Looking for more information?

The Outdoor Adventures team is here to help! From frequently asked questions to important updates, we’ve got you covered. 

Creating a Safe, Welcoming
Culture at Our Camps

Many new Scouts are excited about having their first Outdoor Adventure at your camp this summer. Please review these materials and make sure that everyone who comes to camp this summer has a safe, awesome and life-changing experience!

Check out the February 2019 BSA Livestream about Summer Camps!

The safety of youth is always our highest priority. To help make sure that our camp staff understand YPT guidelines this summer,  it is recommended that camps offer the Understanding and Preventing Youth on Youth Incidents for Unit Leaders and Staff training before Scouts arrive this summer. 

Ready for a new kind of adventure?

Introducing BSA Family Adventure Camps! Now at Philmont and coming soon to the Summit Bechtel Reserve and Florida Sea Base.

BSA Family Adventure Camps are outdoor adventures designed for your entire family. It is Scouting’s best family vacation! Open to all registered members of the BSA and their families, you will have a chance to participate in all of the incredible activities offered at one of our BSA Family Adventure Camps and make memories with your family that will last a lifetime. With several housing choices and a multitude of activities to choose from, your family can customize an experience built just for you! For more information on locations available nationwide, contact [email protected]