Outdoor Program Support Team
The camping and outdoor program is an exciting and essential element of the Boy Scouts of America. Camping and outdoor program activities will deliver adventure, challenge, teamwork opportunities, confidence building, fun, and other new and exciting experiences. Camping and outdoor program activities will lead to self-reliance, self-confidence, and leadership, and will enhance the traditional aims of Scouting: citizenship, character development, and mental and physical fitness consistent with the Scout Oath and Scout Law. Safe, responsible, and successful outdoor activities will entice youth to become members of the Scouting organization and benefit from its values and character-building activities.
The outdoor programs support team is a critical leadership group entrusted with safely delivering the outdoor adventure that youth and adults expect and that lead to self-discovery and character development. The team plans and oversees the outdoor program and the facilities that are needed to support the program. Under the teams leadership, all elements of the Scouting outdoor program collaborate to understand the market needs, develop relevant programs, and deploy facilities and resources to most effectively meet demands of increasingly diverse youth and adult populations.
The dynamics of an adventure-oriented camping and outdoor program require expertise in multiple skill areas, including aquatics, fishing, shooting sports, high adventure, and COPE/climbing. The national Scouting organization provides support in these areas.