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Older Scout Activities

Older Scouts will find adventure, challenge and excitement when they come to Many Point this summer. Click on the tabs below to explore the great, one of a kind opportunities available.

 

Adventure awaits older Scouts at Many Point this summer. All Scouts and Venturers who are entering 8th grade or above will have the opportunity to take advantage of Many Point's Flintlock Adventure Base. Plus, we have purposely structured many of our adventure activities to be done on our amazing property so that your troop or crew will never be far from its youth leadership.

Huck Finn Overnight

Spend the evening swimming, jumping, fishing, cooking, competing in contests, playing capture the flag by canoe and more all from our 40ft by 40ft rafts in Flintlock Bay.
 

Tree House Overnight

As seen in Scouting Magazine, Scouts will spend the evening in one of two villages hovering in the trees above a 30ft bluff. Activities include cooking, sling shots, contests, tree ecology, campfires and paintball blowguns.
 

Adventure Cove

Swim, climb and compete in an aquatic playground including an inflatable Iceberg climbing wall, Sturn and aqua jousting. Afterward, improve your skills in
kayaking, sailboarding and sailing.

 

COPE Program

Build skills in teamwork, cooperation, communication and problem-solving while overcoming a variety of challenges and obstacles on the ground. At the end of
the day, climb into the trees to traverse a high ropes course followed by a zip line to the ground.
 

International Target Sports Outpost

In this day-long program, test your accuracy and knowledge by firing a unique set of projectiles. You will have the opportunity to use boomerangs, blow darts, throwing stars, throwing spears, atlatls, crossbows, water balloon launchers and black powder rifles. 
 

Five Stand Shotgun Outpost

A next-level shotgun challenge for older Scouts. Put your sharpshooting skills to the test by tackling our unique trap and skeet shooting course.

Check out our flyer for more information.
 
Five Stand will now be available on the Older Scout Adventure Request Form
 
 
For promotional materials on our Tier One adventure programs to give to your Troop check out the 8th Grade and Older Adventure Flyer

 

 
 

The Many Point Outfitters Base operates a series of part and full day adventure programs both on and off camp property. Scouts and Venturers going into 9th grade and older will have the opportunity to explore the area surrounding Many Point while we supply most of the gear necessary for their adventures.

Some treks may have a fee of $10 - $25 to cover travel costs, depending on their distance from camp.
 
All-Terrain Vehicle Day Ride

Beginning with a training session on safe riding, turns, and stops, this course first teaches the basics of riding an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV).  After completion of the training course, you will get to ride on one of Many Point’s many ATV and snowmobile trails surrounding
the camp.
 
Registration for the ATV Day Ride will be done online and opens at noon on April 1st. 
(This is the a Tier Two Trek that has an online
registration system.  All other Tier Two Treks can be
signed up for upon arrival at Many Point with the
 
Scouts attending ATV Trail Ride will pay the normal camper fee and travel charges will be applied to unit bill after Scout participates in the program. 
 
 
Maplelag Bike Trek

The ski trails at nearby Maplelag resort are a summer haven for mountain biking enthusiasts, with some challenging and technical stretches of trail that will test even the most experienced cyclists.

Itasca Multi-Modal (Day trip)

The nearby headwaters of the Mississippi River at Itasca State Park offer 16 miles of amazing riding on their paved bike course and Wilderness Drive Loop.  Along with the biking and kayaking, Scouts will get to visit the headwaters of the mighty Mississippi and the beautiful Lake Itasca.
 
Otter Tail River Kayak Trip (Day trip)
Kayak 11.5 miles on a wild stretch of the Otter Tail River. This portion of the river features lengths of Class I and II rapids. You will have the opportunity to kayak through the middle of a 100 year-old broken down dam.
 

 

For promotional materials on our Tier One adventure programs to give to your Troop check out the 9th Grade and Older Adventure Flyer

Many Point's All Things Advancement and Adventure Weeks are great opportunities for your older Scouts or Venturers who want to take their experience to the next level.

Each week-long program is structured around a specific interest area so that all advancement, activity and adventure are related to a central idea. Additionally, each program provides training to your youth that is vital for your next high adventure trip or outing.
 
We operate the programs similar to our All Star weeks, meaning Scouts and Venturers can sign up as individuals, and we will provide the staff to serve as the adult leadership. Fees include all meals, equipment, staff and program while at camp. Space for these great programs is limited, so we encourage your youth to sign up quickly.
 

Water Sports Outpost

The Water Sports Outpost is one of the premeire elements of the Third Tier of adventure programming offered to Older Scouts and Venturers at Many Point Scout Camp. At its core, the Water Sports Outpost combines advancement with programs so exciting that they were previously restricted not only from Many Point but Scouting in general.
 
Water Sports Outpost truly takes adventure to the next level for Older Scouts and Venturers by replacing traditional morning advancement with a package of water activities resulting in skills and certifications good beyond their time at camp. Best yet, your youth will still be able to camp with and participate in activities with your troop or crew. Participants attend during morning advancement time (breakfast until lunch) Monday through Friday, all week.
 
Participants will work on and do the following:
  • Ride personal watercraft (Jet Skis)
  • Water Sports Merit Badge, including waterskiing and wakeboarding
  • MN Watercraft Operator's Permit
  • Kayaking Merit Badge
  • Kayaking BSA
 
Space is limited to 24 participants (going into 9th grade and older, qualified as swimmers) each week, so do not delay in submitting your registration. Registration opens at noon on April 1st. The fee for the week is $51 added to the standard fee.
 
More information available on the Water Sports Outpost Flyer.
 
Personal watercraft activities are only approved for use in BSA nationally-approved programs.
 

Older Scout Adventure Blast

The Older Scout Adventure Blast is one of Many Point’s finest older Scout programs.  It is specifically designed to allow your older Scouts the chance to experience their favorite parts of in an all-encompassing morning program.  Scouts will have the opportunity to enjoy their favorite parts of I.T.S.O., C.O.P.E., Treehouses, Spar Pole Climbing, Iceberg, Mountain Biking and Kayaking; as well as being some of the first to experience our ATV outpost program.

The Older Scout Adventure Blast truly takes adventure to the next level for Older Scouts by replacing traditional morning advancement with a package of Flintlock activities that will give Older Scouts the adventure they desire at camp. Best yet, your oldest youth will still be able to camp with and participate in afternoon and evening activities with your troop or crew allowing your troop to keep its most experienced Scouts during the time your troop needs its youth leadership most.

Participants will work on and do the following:

  • Ride All-Terrain Vehicles
  • Experience our C.O.P.E. High Ropes Course
  • Use their favorite projectiles at I.T.S.O.
  • Spar Pole Climbing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Kayaking
  • Iceberg Climbing
  • Still available to participate in Troop activities or other Flintlock activities in the afternoons.
Space is limited to 16 participants (going into 9th grade and older, qualified as swimmers) each week, so do not delay in submitting your registration. Registration opens online at noon on April 1st. The fee for the week is $51 added to the standard fee.
 
More information available on the Older Scout Adventure Blast Flyer.
 
All-Terrain Vehicles (ATV) activities are only approved for use in BSA nationally-approved programs.
 

Older Scout Cot Surfing

Older Scout Cot Surfing is a fantastic program for older Scouts. In this program Scouts will participate in an overnight program three of the nights they are at camp. Whether it be a tried and true location such as the Huckfinn rafts or the Treehouses, or a new location like Frontier, your older Scouts will be able to see many of the different accommodations our camp has to offer. In addition to this, they will also be able to participate in any activities offered at the locations they choose to stay at such as Spar Pole Climbing at the Treehouse or Blacksmithing at Frontier. The best part? Youth in this program can participate in morning advancement time and will have ample opportunity to provide leadership to the younger Scouts in their troop.

Scouts will have the opportunity to stay and participate in activities at the following:

  • The Huckfinn Rafts (must be a Swimmer)
  • The Treehouses
  • Peaksville in Frontier
  • Still available to participate in advancement, unit activities and other Flintlock Programs.

Space is limited to 14 participants (going into 9th grade and older, qualified as swimmers) each week, so do not delay in submitting your registration. Registration opens online at noon on April 1st. The fee for the week is $51 added to the standard fee.

More information available on the Older Scout Cot Sufing Flyer

 

All Things Aquatic (July 16 -  22, 2017)

Youth will earn all of the following in a single week:
  • Red Cross Lifeguard Certification
  • BSA Lifeguard
  • CPR Certification
  • Motor Boating Merit Badge
  • Lifesaving Merit Badge
  • Boardsailing BSA
  • Kayaking BSA
  • Safe Swim Defense & Safetly Afloat
2017 Fee: $315
 
Age Requirement: 15 or older
More information available on the All Things Aquatic Flyer.
 
 

All Things SCUBA

Offered on 3 different weeks:

July 9 – 15, 2017

July 16 – 22, 2017

July 23 – 29, 2017

Scouts and Venturers will be able to explore an underwater world at Many Point while earning nationally recognized (PADI) SCUBA certification in a single week. Upon successful completion of the program, youth will have earned the following:

  • PADI Open Water Diver Certification
  • SCUBA BSA
  • SCUBA Diving Merit Badge
 
*SCUBA instruction meets the requirements of the Florida National High Adventure Sea Base.
 
2017 Fee: $600
 
Age Requirement: 14 or older
More information available on the All Things SCUBA Flyer.
 
For promotional materials on our Tier Three adventure programs to give to your Troop check out the 9th Grade and Older Adventure Flyer