Field Trips

OUTINGS, EXCURSIONS, FIELD TRIPS, and HIGH ADVENTURE

Our OA Chapter is putting together a Where-to-go-Camping Guide and Kenneth Mize is compiling the data. District leaders are requested to contact Kenneth with info about favorite camping locations, what facilities are there, any fees, restrictions, nearby attractions, etc… contact Kenneth Mize @
kennator64.1@gmail.com
Check back here for the results!

Local

Dallas Heritage Village – Cub Scout Workshops
Visit Dallas Heritage Village with your pack or den and experience history. We believe in living history, and as a part of that mission, we offer a variety of hands-on programs for Cub Scouts of all ages. Activities are aligned with various Tiger, Wolf and Bear Cub achievements and electives as well as some Webelos requirements. Dallas Heritage Village does not provide Cub Scout patches, belt loops or pins.

Trinity Forest Adventure Park
The Trinity Forest Aerial Adventure park is a combination of a Canopy Tour, Challenge Course and Zip Line Adventure. Totally Safe. Totally Fun!

  • Military-style obstacles
  • Cargo nets, wobble bridges, tight ropes, ladders, etc…
  • Zip Lines where the participant is in control
  • Six Courses with varying degrees of difficulty

Trinity River Audubon Center
Located just outside of Dallas, the Trinity River Audubon Center invites visitors of all ages to explore miles of trails; learn about local birds and wildlife at its Children’s Discovery Garden; and participate in a wide range of special events and programs. This model of green construction and operation is a vital refuge and resource for Dallas residents and tourists alike.

The Perot Museum
The Perot Museum of Nature and Science located in Victory Park, near Downtown Dallas is said to be a “world of wonder” by The Dallas Morning News. The museum also offers a dedicated Scouting Program with emphasis on Merit Badges; Geology, Birding, Citizenship in the Nation, Citizenship in the Community, Fingerprinting, and more.

Outdoor Adventure
The Texas A&M University – Commerce Outdoor Adventure Program is simply a tool that offers adventure based learning opportunities for groups to develop as a team. Giving them the opportunity to enhance leadership, decision-making, and communication skills through an interactive process. The type of activities offered range from acquaintance, de-inhibitizer, trust, communication, decision-making, social responsibility, to personal responsibility activities. This hands-on approach is designed to help individuals learn from their interaction with others and then apply those principles to their life situations.

  • 13 low challenge course elements
  • 18 high ropes course challenges, including a dual zip-line, leap of faith, & screamer
  • Guided canoe trips
  • Backpacking expeditions
  • Guided rock climbing trips
  • 18 hole Disc Golf Course

Indoor Rock Climbing  (Texas A&M Commerce)
The climbing facility is the most visible part of the Outdoor Adventure Program. The Climbing Wall, soaring at 45 feet tall, offers a variety of climbing opportunities for the novice as well as the experienced climber. We also have a new bouldering wall that gives more variety to both beginning and advanced climbers.

We have quality climbing gear, brand new harnesses, a clear view of the outdoors, and a well-trained and enthusiastic staff that can’t wait to see you; come climb with us TODAY!

Adventure Scuba
In addition to the BSA Scuba Merit Badge, Adventure Scuba also conducts programs eligible for the BSA Swimming Badge, First Aid Badge and Snorkeling/Skin Diving Badge.  These programs are 1-day programs that further the scouts’ watermanship skills and also teaches them First Aid/CPR through PADI’s Emergency First Response programs.

Texas Discovery Gardens
Located at historic Fair Park in Dallas, Texas Discovery Gardens is a year-round organic urban oasis filled with natural wonders for visitors of all ages. Our 7.5 acres includes the Rosine Smith Sammons Butterfly House and Insectarium. Meander down our canopy walkway as you see hundreds of free-flying tropical butterflies and our collection of tropical plants.

Joe Foss Institute  (on site presentations)
Through the Veterans Inspiring Patriotism (VIP) program, trained Veteran volunteers share personal stories while also delivering educational material covering history, civics, government, and public service.  Lead by a trained Veteran volunteer, the program is offered free and typically lasts 30 – 50 minutes in length. Designed to be customized to all grade levels, the presentation features a video, personal testimony by a Military Veteran, followed by a question and answer session. Participating classrooms and youth groups receive American flags and copies of the U. S. Constitution and Bill of Rights.

High Speed Go Kart Racing
Karting is an emerging sport to the North Texas area and DKC is leading the way in building awareness and enthusiasm by premiering the first true go-kart track in the state of Texas.

DKC offers a 25 acre racing facility hosting a 0.8 mile long race track that boasts 17 impressively sharp turns to keep the adrenalin moving. Management explains that; “we’re introducing the sport to North Texas and even offering driver development programs at a world class racing facility. This will cater to everyone from the competitive racer out to win trophies to the corporate event designed for basic team building.”

Out of State – High Adventure

Jamboree
 
The excitement of the jamboree isn’t limited to Scouts. The Summit features a large visitor area, where day-users can try out some of the activities that the Scouts are doing around other parts of the Summit. Also, 2013 was the first year that Venturers, a branch of the BSA that includes young women, were part of the jamboree. Whitewater rafting and kayaking, rock climbing and bouldering, and mountain biking are just a few of the activities offered at the Summit. There’s also skateboarding, BMX, shooting sports, and zip-line challenge courses. And that’s just the beginning.

The Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve
Not sure which activity best suits you? Try them all with the Summit Experience program. It is the only program that lets you try all The Summit’s high adventure activities–BMX, skateboarding, mountain biking, zip lines, canopy tours, challenge courses, climbing, shooting sports and more–in one setting.

The Summit Experience High Adventure Program
This is a seven-day/six night program running Sunday to Saturday. It consists of half-day introductory level experiences at each of the nine Summit high adventure venues.

In addition, each group will perform a half-day service project and have the chance to ride The Big Zip – our 3⁄4 mile zip line.In addition, each night (Monday-Friday), we will open the Scott Summit Center for activities, fun and socializing. The Scout Summit Center incorporates small versions of our adventure sports venues.

Northern Tier
Come to Northern Tier for a whole new level of adventure, up north! From incredible canoe journeys to wild winter wilderness camping, Northern Tier promises the Scouting adventure of a lifetime in the Great North Woods of northern Minnesota and Canada.

SeaBase
The Florida National High Adventure Sea Base is a unique Scouting program that offers aquatics programs found nowhere else. Whether your interests lie in sailing, scuba diving, rustic camping on an undeveloped barrier island, fishing or a combination of all, this is the place for your troop or crew.  Located in Islamorada and on Summerland Key in the beautiful Florida Keys, as well as Marsh Harbour, Great Abaco Island, Bahamas, the near shore reefs and crystal clear waters offer unparalleled opportunities for long term and short term programs year round.

Philmont Scout Ranch
Philmont Scout Ranch, the Boy Scouts of America’s premier High Adventure™ base, challenges Scouts and Venturers with more than 214 square miles of rugged northern New Mexico wilderness. Backpacking treks, horseback cavalcades, and training and service programs offer young people many ways to experience this legendary country.

A Sailing Adventure is waiting for YOU!
Our Captains & Crews have extensive experience working with youth groups from around the country. Participants contribute to their adventure as deck hands, watch officers, galley crew and navigators. I think you will find that our vessels and its Crews offer a unique and affordable opportunity for the young adventurer who is interested in learning about sailing, navigation, rules of the road, snorkeling and marine life. All our vessels are U.S. Coast Guard inspected, with all safety equipment on board in excellent condition. Our Captains are certified in Florida with years of teaching experience in sailing in Florida and the Caribbean. Looking forward to hearing from you ! Ginette Giuliani A Unique and Affordable Adventure on Our Amazing Vessels! Hoist the Sails, Snorkel Coral Reefs & Ship Wreck, Explore Inhabited Islands, Relax – Enjoy – Fish – Swim, Educational – Environmental & History,  a Teamwork Venture! Specializing in Scouts & Venturing Crews – Florida Keys, Key West, Dry Tortugas, Bahamas. Day Weekend Extended Trips. www.islandsailingadventure.com – Reserve Your Dates Soon! 1-800-593-7245

Out of State – Excursions

Kwahadi Kiva Indian Museum
2009 Group Show, Meal, Museum, and/or Lodging Information Kwahadi Kiva Indian Museum 9151 I-40 East, Amarillo, TX, P.O. Box 32125, Amarillo, TX 79120-2125 806-335-3175 or cell 806-654-4890 Home of the Kwahadi Indian Dancers, Venture Crew Nine, Troop 9, BSA, & GSA Troop 9! Located on the High Plains of Texas, the Kiva is 238 miles from Philmont and convenient to numerous mountain camps. Over 6000 Scouts have stayed at the Kiva since it opened on June 12, 2004! The Kiva can be a fun and uplifting event for your Scouts with a performance, meals, and lodging provided for your group, or you can just stop by on your journey for a travel break, museum tour, and/or a Kwahadi performance! For lodging reservations for your group, call or email Charles Ritchie: charles.ritchie@suddenlink.net Cell 806-654-4890 Museum office: 806-335-3175 www.kwahadi.com  Available year-round.

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Serving the Youth of Hunt & Rains Counties