Activities

Learn more about the kinds of things that Scouts do—and learn to do them better—with the resources in this section.

Camping
Learn about our two Boy Scout Summer camps and the fun activities they have to offer.

Adventures for Older Boys
Scouting captures the interest of older scouts through diverse high-adventure and outdoor opportunities. that reinforce Scouting's ideals.

Climb on Safely
Climb On Safely is the Boy Scouts of America's recommended procedure for organizing BSA climbing/rappelling activities.

The Principals of Leave No Trace
Leave No Trace is an awareness of our impact on the environment that teaches us to respect the rights of other users of the outdoors as well as future generations.

National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience (N.A.Y.L.E.)
An exciting new program where young men enhance their leadership skills in the Philmont Backcountry. Scouts will expand upon the team building and ethical decision making skills learned in National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT).

Boy Scout Outdoor Program
Outdoor adventure is the promise made to boys when they join Scouting. Boys yearn for outdoor programs that stir their imagination and interest.

Philmont Scout Ranch
The Boy Scouts of America's premier high-adventure base challenges Scouts and Venturers with more than 200 square miles of rugged New Mexico wilderness. Backpacking treks, horseback cavalcades, and training and service programs offer young people many ways to experience this legendary country.