Summer Program

Our summer program varies every year between cycling, hiking, and backpacking with the goal to complete the entire merit badge over three months. The youth work together to complete this merit badge in the locations of their choice. Previously cycling has taken them to the Trail of the Coeur d'Alene's. Backpacking has seen the majesty of the Pacific Crest Trail. Hiking has seen some of the most beautiful sites in the Pacific Northwest. The choice is the youths to go where they want to go. It's also their choice to participate in the summer program. Some choose to take the summer's off. But we feel its a great way to keep the youth active in the program, and it keeps them from getting bored. 

Currently, Kris Myers runs the summer program but has recently announced that she is taking a step back in order for other adults to have the opportunity to learn the program and take the lead. This is a smart leadership move to encourage a lasting program. If you are interested in running either Cycling, Hiking or Backpacking please reach out to Kris at a Troop meeting. She will remain around to help see the program run with success. 

Here are just some of the highlights of each of the Merit Badges

Cycling (2019)
50mile ride of 2016
The end of a 50mile ride on the Portland Loop which ended in steaks on the bbq by Paul Lechner. (2016)

Hiking (2020)
The end of the 20miler on McKenzie River Trail ended with a dip at the Belknap Hotsprings. (2017)

Backpacking (2021)

The 30mile backpacking trip on the PCT from Lolo Pass to Cascade Locks (2018)