We camp and hike every month throughout the year. Each summer we will attend a week-long camp, or two. While each Scout has an opportunity to go canoeing, caving and take introductory backpacking trips, as a Scout gets older, they have the opportunity to go on more advanced adventures, like 20 to 50 mile backpacking trips.
Scout leadership isn’t limited to meetings. The Senior Patrol Leader is the primary leader in camp, and the Patrol Leader is responsible for their patrols. The adult scouters are there to enable guidance, but otherwise, this is where the scouts truly get to put all their skills into action. Monthly campouts are generally Friday evening to Sunday mid-day. Week-long camps could be in Arizona, Colorado, California, New Mexico, Hawaii, or other camps across the United States.