Outdoor Activities

While boys appreciate the fun and fellowship of the regular meetings of their den and pack, outdoor activities play a crucial role in keeping boys interested and active in the Scouting program. Every leader should be sure there are plenty of opportunities for boys and their families to experience the “outing” in “Scouting” by including at least one outdoor activity per month.

Cub Scout Camping
Organized camping is a creative, educational experience in cooperative group living in the outdoors. It uses the natural surroundings to contribute to physical, mental, spiritual, and social growth

Cub Scout Outdoor Program Highlights
This section in the annual Cub Scouting Highlights provides an overview of outdoor program opportunities for Cub Scouts.

Leave No Trace Frontcountry Guidelines
Leave No Trace is a plan that helps people to be more concerned about their environment and helps them protect it for future generations. This plan applies in a backyard or local park as much as it does in the wilderness.

Excursions and Field Trips
Cub Scouts enjoy many outdoor experiences as they participate in the variety of activities that can be held outside, such as field trips, hikes, nature and conservation experiences, and outdoor games.