Troop 8 loves adventure and offers boys the opportunity to put their skills and confidence to the test with exciting trips and experiences. Trips range from High Adventure once-in-a-lifetime experiences like Philmont, Sea Base, Nothern Tier, and Bectel Summit, to shorter weeklong backpacking trips throughout the Northeast to places like the High Peaks in the Adirondacks and the Taconics, to shorter trips like winter camping at 13th Lake or a Dogsledding Expedition in the remote Maine wilderness. Some trips are perennial parts of the BSA (Like Philmont) while others are born from the ideas of scouts. One year a crew from Troop 8 planned and executed a backpacking trip to the Swiss Alps!
If you love adventure, then Troop 8 is for you. Contact us for more information.
Scouts need to be at least 13 years old or in 7th grade, have achieved a rank of First Class or higher, and be in the Troop 8 Venture Patrol in order to do high adventure trips. Scouts earn a spot on the venture patrol by successfully completing a Northeast Trip.
This calendar shows the long-term planning of adventure trips. Specific trips are decided by the scouts and subject to scout interest and the availability of adult advisors.
|Northeast Trip July||x||x||x||x||x||x||x||x|
|Northeast Trip August||x||x||x||x||x||x||x||x|
|Zoar Whitewater Kayaking|
|Advanced Trip (eg Switzerland or Croatia)||?|