Supporting Boy/Girl Scout adventures in America’s National Parks since 1997

Since the summer of 1997, Lasting Adventures has provided more than 1,500 scholarships for disadvantaged youth and families to explore the wonder of America’s National Parks, with a portion of donations going directly to our Boy/Girl Scout programs. For many of our staff members, their journeys of lifelong environmental stewardship began by participating in Scout programs themselves, and we are devoted supporters of the program and its benefits. We also believe that all youth should have the opportunity to learn from wild places, regardless of financial circumstances. If you would like to join in our goal of making life-changing educational adventures for Boy/Girl Scouts accessible to underserved youth, please consider a tax deductible contribution to our scholarship fund. Thank You for supporting Lasting Adventures, Inc!

Support A Boy/Girl Scout Adventure!

BOY/GIRL SCOUTS PROGRAMS

Lasting Adventures was founded by an Eagle Scout who was forever changed through his scouting experience. Lasting Adventures offers custom outdoor adventure packages at discounted rates for scout groups of eight or more.

The Yosemite backcountry provides for a dramatic landscape on our outdoor adventures geared towards both Boy Scout and Girl Scout Troops. Through a 3 to 7 day custom built adventure, youth will participate in safe adventure activities, fun games, and the experiential learning cycle within one of America’s most favorite National Parks. Routes vary and usually all leave from the Yosemite High Country and descend to the Valley floor, covering anywhere from 25-50 miles. This includes side hikes to the summit of a major Yosemite icon such as Half Dome, Clouds Rest, El Capitan, or Mount Hoffman. Hiking four to five hours a day, scouts have time to fish alpine lakes, dunk in swimming holes, and play on natural water slides, all while learning basic backpacking skills, wilderness ethics, leadership, and LNT principles. Participants will actively engage in daily activities that are: Significant, Challenging, Supportive, and Fun!

In collaboration with your troop leadership we can design a custom program that includes the following:

  • Leave No Trace
  • Leadership Skills and Team Building
  • Group communication and problem solving skills.
  • Personal growth and development of interpersonal skills
  • Backpacking skills, backcountry ethics, and environmental awareness.
  • Merit Badges such as Backpacking, Camping, First Aid, Hiking, Orienteering, Wilderness Survival, and many others.
  • Outdoor Awards such as: Firem’n Chit, Historic Trails, Fifty-Miler, Leave No Trace, and Conservation Good Turn.

Other: On all custom scout trips, we have a daily circle time in the morning where youth engage in group games, share highlights, offer praise to each other, stretch, review maps and day itineraries, and set individual and group goals for the day. Also, whether breaking on the trail or in the afternoon or evening in the campsite, our guides also facilitate additional opportunities for youth to develop a personal connection with nature. Problem-solving and initiative games are common as are smiles. Additional outdoor skills are gained as we practice Leave no Trace principles and promote environmental stewardship throughout the length of the program.

Available: May through October. Book early for prime summer weeks. Makes for the perfect weekend or extended weekend Scout outing in the Spring and Fall.

2020 PRICING

Low Season (August 16 – June 14)High Season (June 15 – August 15)
4 Day / 3 Night$500 / scout$580 / scout
5 Day / 4 Night$625 / scout$725 / scout
6 Day / 5 Night$750 / scout$870 / scout
7 Day / 6 Night$875 / scout$1015 / scout

* pending availability & minimum group size of 8 

What’s Included?

  • Fun, caring, and professional guides/counselors.
  • Insurances and permits
  • All meals on the trail!
  • All necessary equipment (use of backpack, sleeping bag/pad, tent, and eating gear)
  • Souvenir t-shirt
  • Memories to last a lifetime!
  • Check Out the Boy/Girl Scouts Experience!

Got most of it handled on your own? Contact us also to discuss the option of just hiring one of our Guides to join your group and direct you to some of the best kept secrets in the Yosemite backcountry.

We look forward to talking to you more about the possibility of administering an Outdoor Adventure for your Scouting group.

If you would like to speak to us personally, please do not hesitate in contacting us at 1-800-513-8651 or by email at Staff@LastingAdventures.org