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. 

Along with Scout Programs, we are now offering property rentals for your weekly meetings, ceremonies, end-of-year parties, and more! Property Rental Information

Key Scout Programs Information

  • Cost:
    Program Cost/Scout Minimum Cost 
    Nature Programs (90 minutes)  $15  $120
     Horseback Programs (120 minutes)  $35  $210
  • Capacity: For effective teaching, we limit Nature scout programs to 20 scouts per program, and Horseback scout programs to 12 scouts per program. 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 or Horse Corrals: 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: The minimum cost listed above is required upon reservation. The final payment and headcount are due 14 days before the program date.
  • Cancellation/Transfer Policy:
    More than 7 days in advance: We will issue a refund minus a $25 cancellation fee for cancellations. Programs may be rescheduled at no cost, subject to availability.
    Fewer than 7 days in advance: No transfers or cancellations.

Girl Scouts

Scouts BSA

Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award

Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award
We can lead the following outdoor activities to help your Scout achieve his Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award. Please contact us for details if you would like to incorporate an additional outdoor activity into your Adventure program. 

  • Participate in a nature hike in the Backcountry. This can be on an organized, marked trail, or just a hike to observe nature in your area.
  • Participate in an outdoor activity, such as a picnic and exploration, at Base Camp.
  • Explain the buddy system and tell what to do if lost. Explain the importance of cooperation.
  • Complete a nature/conservation project in your area. This project should involve improving, beautifying, or supporting natural habitats. Discuss how this project helped you to respect nature.
  • Earn the Summertime Pack Award.
  • Participate in a nature observation activity. Describe or illustrate and display your observations at a den or pack meeting.
  • Participate in an outdoor campfire program. Perform in a skit, sing a song, or take part in a ceremony.

Upcoming Scout Programs

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Questions? 
Horse Programs: Liz Shinn at [email protected].
Nature Programs: Ellen Dolph at [email protected].