Adventure Zone -- Older Scout Programs

Climbing, Zip-lining, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Whitewater Challenge Activities, Rafting, Swimming, Mountain Biking, Hiking, Ropes Courses, Kayaking and Backcountry Experiences. If these sound like fun, then sign up for one our great High Adventure Programs! 

Laurel Mountain Heritage Program

Laurel Mountain Heritage Program (On Camp)

Designed for older scouts, the program will be held in the mornings during periods 2 thru 4 (9:30 until lunch). Scouts will meet on Monday morning at the Nature Lodge at the start of period 2 and walk out to the Davis Inn.

The program will cover the Metalwork merit badge (using the forge) and the Woodworking merit badge, in addition to fulfilling requirements to earn the BSA Paul Bunyan Woodsman award.

Throughout the week, Scouts can also participate in many of the activities at the Davis Inn: knife and tomahawk throwing, slingshot range, panning for gold, candle making, branding, as well as gathering eggs from the chickens. 

Woodruff Xtreme Program

Woodruff Xtreme (Off Camp)

Looking for a great fun filled week of river trips, kayaking, fly fishing, ropes courses, mountain biking, horseback riding and field games?

Are you 13 or older and have completed the 8th grade? 

Then the Woodruff Xtreme program is for you. You’ll leave Woodruff Sunday evening, during the opening campfire. The next 5 days will be spent at the WWE Outpost Camp near the Ocoee River in Ducktown, Tennessee. Housing will be in rustic cabins.

Activities for this week-long adventure may include: rafting the Nantahala and Ocoee rivers, backpacking, horseback riding, climbing, rappelling, ropes work, canoeing, mountain biking

The Woodruff Xtreme participants will leave Woodruff Sunday evening, stay at an outpost camp during the week and return Friday afternoon. 

The schedule is subject to change based on many variables: weather, individual participant ability, trek specific situations, along with policies of the US Forestry Service & the National Parks Service.

The Woodruff Xtreme Program is made available through an independent outfitter and is not conducted by the Boy Scouts of America. A Woodruff Staff member accompanies the participants during the entire adventure. 

All participants must pass the swimmers test at Woodruff Scout Camp during the current season.  The swim test must be completed on Sunday before you leave camp.

All Woodruff Xtreme Participants must have a valid Annual Health and Medical Record Form (parts A, B & C) and MUST meet the height/weight requirements. 

The downloadable Whitewater Express Waiver form is required for this “off camp” activity.

Laurel Mountain Heritage Program

Whitewater Challenge (Off Camp)

Whitewater Challenge is for experienced Scouts who are ready for the ultimate whitewater experience.

Whitewater Challenge is for older Scouts who desire a lot of additional river experiences in an independent program. Activities for this week-long adventure may include rafting, kayaking and canoeing on rivers in Georgia, Tennessee and North Carolina. Activities will include kayak training, whitewater rafting, capsizing, stroke and paddle work, reading rivers, canoe handling skills and paddle skills – such as side slips, eddy turns and peel outs.  

Participants will leave Woodruff Scout Camp on Sunday evening, returning Friday afternoon, and will stay in cabins at the Nantahala Outpost in North Carolina.

All participants must pass the swimmers test at Woodruff Scout Camp during the current season.

This program is designed for youth.  As such, there will be limited availability for adults 

The downloadable Whitewater Express Waiver form is required for this “off camp” activity.

File Name Description
Whitewater Challenge Packing List Download
Whitewater Express Waiver Download
Woodruff Xtreme Packing List Download