Outdoor Program

A week of camp life is worth six months of theoretical teaching in the meeting room. ~ Lord Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of Scouting

Monthly weekend camping

Each campout includes Scouting skills, work toward rank advancement, and an outdoor activity emphasis. Every year Scouts vote upon camping goals for the year, and this determines our camping destinations. The Troop has recently enjoyed hiking, canoeing, rock climbing, fishing, and horseback riding adventures. Camping locations include Boy Scout camps, state parks, and area campsites.

A sample of recent and upcoming destinations:

Troop 1852 has one enclosed trailer with Troop equipment. This equipment includes tents, camp stoves, lanterns, tables, kitchens, awnings, water containers, first aid kits, ropes, tarps, axes, and saws. Scouts need only the personal gear listed in the Boy Scout Handbook.

Parents are welcome to join the Troop on campouts with prior registration.

Summer Camp

Troop 1852 attends week long camps in summer at varied locations in and out of state. Older Boy Scouts can choose to attend a high-adventure camp.

Recent destinations include:

Camping costs

  • Weekend campouts approximately $25 for food and campsite costs, plus a nominal vehicle surcharge based on trip distance
  • Some campouts require additional fees due to equipment rental or special circumstances (i.e. canoeing, zip lining, horseback riding, and natural area rock climbing)
  • Summer camp varies from $200-$400 depending upon location and activities, travel expense may also apply
  • High-adventure camps for older Scouts (13+) range from $500-$1000, travel expense may also apply
  • Our troop has two to three fundraisers each year to offer Scouts a chance to help pay their way through the program through individual effort.