Many years ago, I spent afternoon knocking on neighbor’s doors selling the infamous Girl Scout cookies, but it was the few weekends of hiking and camping with my troop that I remember best. Although I eventually left the Scouts, my brothers, like my father and grandfather, continued on with the program and today have dozens of stories about their trips into the wilderness and fun camping adventures.
Jamboree on the Trail, an annual day for the World Scout Movement to hike together, is coming up in May. Scouts can participate in this fun day of hiking anywhere in the world. The younger children frequently participate in their area’s local nature trails while the older Scouts can hike or earn badges by participating in a service project that helps improve hiking trails.
In the meantime, there are plenty of camping and hiking locations in the United States that are perfect for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts to spend a weekend hiking with their friends and earning badges. Here are a few fantastic ideas with beautiful scenery for Scouts to consider as we gear up for the warm camping and hiking weather.
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