Scout Programs

Build confidence, leadership, and outdoor skills in the Backcountry! The Backcountry Wilderness Area provides close-to-home opportunities for exploration, observation, and creation in the natural world. Our Scout programs are tailored to meet the activity and badge requirements for troops. We are happy to work with you on specific needs for your troop, including any additional badge and Journey opportunities.

Get outside and enjoy the beauty of the Backcountry for your everyday indoor meetings! Along with Scout Programs, we are now offering property rentals for your weekly meetings, ceremonies, end of year parties, and more! Backcountry Wilderness Area provides close-to-home space for a nice outdoor setting for whatever it is you’re looking for. We are happy to work with you on specific needs for your troop.

Our BaseCamp Rentals start at $35 for a max of 25 people. We offer the Bobcat Den for $35/hour with a 1 hour minimum. The Backyard/play field for $60/hour with a 2 hour minimum. The Party Area for $60/hour with a 2 hour minimum. We are also renting out the entire Basecamp Area that includes all three of these areas for $110 with a 2 hour limit. Add-on choices include propane fire use, access to goats, screen and projector, Giant Jenga or Cornhole, and archery.

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Key Scout Programs Information

  • Length: 90 minutes
  • Cost:
    Program Cost/Scout Minimum Cost 
     Scout Nature Program (90 minutes)  $15  $120
     Scout Horseback Programs (120 minutes)  $35  $210
     Campfire and S’mores (30 minutes)  Per Group  $50
     Animal Enrichment (30 minutes)  Per Group  $50
     Troop Movie Night  Per Group   $200
     Base Camp Rental  Per Group  $35 - 110/hour
  • Capacity: For effective teaching, we limit scout programs to 20 scouts per program. Horseback programs are capped at 12 scouts per program in the summer months, and 10 scouts per program the rest of the year. We encourage troops to contact other troops in the area to partner together on these programs.
  • What to Wear: Closed-toe shoes are required for all participants. Scout programs typically run rain, snow, or shine, so be sure to dress appropriately for the weather. 
  • Location: All of our scout programs begin at Backcountry Base Camp: 6005 Ron King Trail, Littleton, 80125. Map & Directions 
  • Late Arrivals: Please inform us if you are running late to your program. Should your group arrive late, the program will still end at the scheduled time.
  • Payment: Payment and head count is due 14 days before the program date.
  • Cancellation Policy:
    More than 7 days in advance: We will issue a refund minus a $20 cancellation fee. 
    Fewer than 7 days in advance: We will hold 50% of the total program fee.
    Programs may be rescheduled up to 48 hours before the scheduled start of the program at no cost, subject to availability.

Girl Scouts

Scouts BSA

Wolf Scouts

Call of the Wild
Bring your den out to learn how to handle the unexpected! We will learn different ways to predict the weather, see how the Outdoor Code and Leave No Trace Principles for Kids relate to emergencies, tie overhand and square knots, and practice personal safety outdoors. The second half of the program will include a hike to look for signs of animals we might encounter during our outdoor adventures! This program covers Requirements 1-6.

Paws on the Path
This Adventure begins with your troop teaching us why the buddy system is important and why it is used in Cub Scouts! We will help them understand the importance of the Cub Scout Six Essentials, dressing appropriately, the Outdoor Code, and the Leave No Trace Principles for Kids. We will go for a one-mile hike and find new, interesting things in nature— from insects to tracks to petrified wood! Scouts will learn identification skills and use basic field guides to help describe what they see. This program covers Requirements 1-6. 

Finding Your Way
We’ll start this adventure by learning how a compass works and practice our skills through some fun games! Once we are comfortable with our navigation tools, we will pair them with a map to plan a hiking route. This program covers Requirements 1-4.

Scout Program Add-ons

The Fun Never Ends!
Keep the adventure going and add some fun extras to the end of your program!

  • Campfire and S’mores (30 minutes): End your program with stories around the campfire, and delicious S’mores! The troop will also have some time to run any leftover energy off in the Basecamp Backyard. (Pending fire restrictions)
  • Animal Enrichment (30 minutes): Get some quality time with our barnyard animals as the troop encourages the goats to play on their playground, check for eggs, and even take the goats out on a wal
  • Astronomy Viewing (1 hour): Enjoy a tour of the night sky through out telescope, and learn about the constellations, planets, galaxy, and more! (Pending Availability)
  • Private Movie Night: Pull up a camp chair and enjoy a summertime favorite- outdoor movies! Movie choices vary, only available May – September. (Pending Availability)

More Scout Program Information

Contact Becca Venable at [email protected] or 303-471-7054.