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

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.

Upcoming Scout Programs

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