Scout camps this year – Tifie Scout Camp, Scofield Scout Camp, and Thunder Ridge Scout Camp. We are now ready to unveil these exciting Scout Camp Adventure Tracks, and will be opening up registration for units to sign-up for the tracks on March 6.
As a quick summary, Adventure Tracks are rated similar to ski runs: Green, Blue, and Black Diamond (representing greater levels of adventure and challenge). Each track lasts for two days (unless otherwise specified) and provides an immersive, fun, and activity-based experience.
Green tracks are focused towards younger Scouts and will provide plenty of merit badge content. These tracks incorporate merit badge content, allowing the young man to work on (normally) three merit badges during the two-day track.
Blue tracks are unit-based activities where the entire Scouting unit (adults and youth) together experience an exciting adventure. These are targeted at more experienced Scouting units (including Varsity Teams and Venturing Crews) and may include one or more out-of-camp outpost campouts. These tracks may include some merit badge work but the focus is on the high adventure experience.
Black diamond tracks are also unit-based activities where the entire Scouting unit (adults and youth) experience a multi-day (sometimes week-long) high adventure. These tracks are for the highly experienced Scouting units and will provide significant challenges.
- Scouting Basics: This track is focused on younger Scouts who are working on the trail to the First Class rank and will assist them in completing many of the requirements needed to move through the Tenderfoot, Second-Class, and First-Class ranks. This is open to any youth, including 11-year-old Scouts and is always taught on the Monday-Tuesday track.
- Above & Below: Focusing on Astronomy, Geology and Weather, this track is for those who are interested in the world around them.
- Crawdads!: For anyone who has learned the secret of Scofield Reservoir, this track will provide an adventure you will remember the rest of your life! Merit Badge work includes Canoeing, Geocaching, and Basketry.
- Critter Encounters: For those who love animals, this track will focus on learning more about Environmental Science, Insects, Mammals, and Birds.
- Images: A fun adventure for those who love to capture the world around them, this track focuses in the areas of Art, Moviemaking, Photography.
- Hunter & The Hunted: Learn all about animal behavior in this track while studying Bird Study, Shotgun, and Mammals.
- Paddle: Straight & Arrow: Youth love fun combinations of activities, and this track aims to please! Includes work on Swimming, Archery, and Kayaking.
- Paddlestroke: Love being on the water? Join us to work on Kayaking, Canoeing, and Rowboating.
- Ranger: If you are an outdoor lover, join this track and work on Environmental Science, Forestry, and Fish & Wildlife.
- Sharpshooter: Shooting sports is the focus of this track, and includes work on the Rifle, Shotgun, and Archery merit badges.
- Search & Rescue: Learn what it takes to help others in need while working on Emergency Preparedness, First Aid, and Search & Rescue.
- Survivor: This exciting adventure will challenge any youth and immerse them in learning about Wilderness Survival, Geocaching or Rifle, and Pioneering.
- Waterlogged: Love water? Then this is the track for you! Merit badge work includes Swimming, Lifesaving and Snorkeling.
Blue tracks require that the entire unit (at least two-deep leadership and youth) sign up for the same track and experience the adventure together.
- Sailing Academy: Come sail away at Scofield!
- Thrillseeker: Love adrenaline rushes? Love to face your fears? This is the one for you! Incorporates climbing, rappelling and high ropes courses.
- Ultimate Survivor: Take it to the next level and prove you know how to survive!
- Varsity Vision: Take your Varsity Team to the next level! Learn how to organize your team through a combined learning experience and then design your own high adventure. After completing this week-long track, leaders will have completed their leader-specific training requirements.
Black Diamond Tracks
These tracks can be created and customized directly between Scout leaders and the camp staff. Call for more information.
Registration for tracks will open the sixth of March, so begin planning your summer adventure with us at camp! Not all tracks are taught at all of the camps, so make sure that you look at the camp page first! All three camps will also be offering open merit badge classes throughout the week, in addition to these tracks.
NOTE: The council may continue to add tracks and adjust existing tracks, based on feedback and registration need.
Author: John Gailey | Director of Support Services, Utah National Parks Council, BSA.