Outdoor Program

Connecting kids with nature and the great outdoors!

Outdoor Adventure is the promise made to young people when they join Scouting.  

In the outdoors, Scouts get opportunities to acquire skills that make them more self-reliant. They can explore hiking trails and complete challenges they first thought were beyond their ability. Attributes of good character become part of them as they learn to cooperate to meet outdoor challenges such as extreme weather, difficult trails and portages, physical and mental exertion, and unexpected surprises.  They come to understand that good leadership, communication, and teamwork are essential for carrying out plans and achieving goals.  Where else can one have fun and learn valuable experiential lessons at the same time?

Near Term Outdoor Program:

The outdoor program we are planning for the spring would progressively introduce Scouts to camping in the outdoors.  It would move from day trips to overnights (perhaps in a cabin) and then to longer stays such as a family trip to New York City, a canoe regatta, and summer camp in the Adirondacks

These  trips include:

a day activity to welcome new scouts and their parents possibly to Beaver Lake, Green Lakes,  Highland Forest or other location.  Perhaps learn a basic skill like fire buidling from scratch.

an overnight  to a cabin or campground at Scout Camp Woodland in Oswego County or other location.  Alternative might be a bike day trip on the Erie Canal.  Work on camping skills and simple menu planning and cooking techniques.

a three day family trip in April to New York City to see the statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and other sites (Stay at BSA Camp Pouch on Staten Island where we have an extended pre-pandemic reservation)  (Deferred to Next Year 2024)

paddle at the General Clinton Canoe Regatta over Memorial Day Weekend (May 24th-26th) in Bainbridge, NY.

a week at Sabattis, a Boy Scout summer camp  near Long Lake in the Adirondacks (July 28th - August 3rd).  We hope to have a small contingent going for a week.  Learn Scout Skills, work on merit badges, enjoy canoeing and water sports, work with other scouts to cook meals, and listen to the sound of Loons at night. 

Longer Term Outdoor Program 

Think of things we have done or could do.

Things Troop One has done !

Whitewater Rafting

Rock Ventures Climbing Gym

General Clinton Canoe Regatta

Caving and Rock Climbing

Snow Shoeing/Winter Camping

Beaver & Moose River Canoe Trips

Adirondack High Peak Treks

Orienteering & Sledding at Highland Forest

Overnights to Lean-Too at Camp Woodland

Bike Trips along the Erie Canal

Service Projects on the Morningside Trail

Places Troop One has gone!

Adirondack Mountains

Washington, DC

New York City and Ellis Island

Gettysburg/Volley Forge

Battleship Massachusetts

West Point

Mayflower and The Freedom Trail

Mystic River Seaport

Steam Town and Letchworth Park

Summertime high adventure!

Summer Camp at Sabattis in the Adirondacks

50-Mile Canoe Trips in the Adirondacks

Presidential Range (New Hampshire)

Olympic National Park (Washington)

Rocky Mountain National Park (Colorado)

Devil’s Dome in Northern Cascades (Washington)

Kings Canyon in High Sierras (California)

Grand Tetons and Wind Rivers (Wyoming)

 Click on Troop One Information Memo for to see more information on Troop One camping traditions and equiment needs