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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) $40 $240
  • 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


Night Owl
Come out for a night hike to learn about the Backcountry after dark! We will explore nature after sunset, learn some basic astronomy skills, listen for nocturnal animal activity, and gain confidence and skills for being outdoors in the dark!

Outdoor Art Apprentice
After learning about some famous artists who drew their inspiration from nature, we will go on a hike to collect materials and ideas for our own natural art projects!

In this program, we will learn the many characteristics of trees and how to identify them using dichotomous keys and field guides. We will discover the natural history of the trees in the Backcountry, what makes them unique, and what impact they have on the ecosystem.

Foresters work tirelessly to manage forests for the greatest benefit of both people and ecosystems. In this program, we will learn how to think like a forester and do some hands-on research. Armed with new knowledge and the tools of a forester, we will practice new skills and learn about the relationship between trees and humans.

Scouts BSA

Upcoming Scout Programs

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More Scout Program Information

Horse Programs: Abby DeGroot at [email protected].
Nature Programs: Ellen Dolph at [email protected].