Wilderness Voyageurs is your complete adventure and learning resource for scouts, with merit badge programs, group activities and troop adventures. Our Boy Scout trip ideas are endless: we help your scouts learn, grow and sharpen their skills, from Cub Scouts to Eagle Scouts.
We were started by scouts! Founder Lance Martin was running canoe trips and rafting trips for scouts in the late 1950s, bringing troops from Pittsburgh into the hills of Ohiopyle. From there, a company was born. Today, many of our staff are former scouts, and we are actively involved with the Scout Councils of Western PA. In fact, Wilderness Voyageurs is the only outfitter in Ohiopyle with registered BSA counselors. We are a registered adventure provider for the Laurel Highlands Council and we are the only registered merit badge provider in the region.
What does this mean to you a scout leader or scouting parent?
We understand the boy scout culture and programming and we invest in our leaders being registered BSA counselors. The local chapters recognize that we operate quality outdoor adventure programs for scouts. We offer more programs for scouts than any outfitter in the Mid-Atlantic. We understand the organizing and budgetary challenges that come with running a troop, and that is reflected in our policies and pricing for scouts.
Advancement, recreation, recruitment, or retention? We have activities that fit whatever your specific goals are for the trip. Scout trips and programs are available every day from April to October.
Choose from 15 sections of river in Pennsylvania, West Virginia or Maryland. Rafting trips vary from the Class I and II Middle Yough to the Class II and III Cheat Narrows, the Class III-III+ Lower Youghiogheny, or the Class IV-V Cheat River Canyon. Depending on your goals, the scouts’ experience and the time of year, there is a rafting experience for you.
The most popular rafting trip for scouts ages 12 and over is the Lower Yough. The river runs through the protected wilderness of Ohiopyle State Park, Pennsylvania’s largest park. Find out more>>
Learn to KAYAK! Your scouts will have a chance to get up close and personal with the river, learning the basic techniques and safety practices for kayaking. All equipment is provided. They could leave the day with a lifelong passion!
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Sweat, get muddy, cruise the trails and have a blast mountain biking! Ohiopyle has an an incredible trail system, with more than 25 miles of mountain bike trails to choose from. This will be your scout troop’s playground for the day.
Check out these Multi-Day Packages for Scouts & make your planning easy.The packages include camping, meals and your activities. They can be customized as you need.
Give your scouts a great combination of fun and advancement with outdoor activities and opportunities for learning. Choose from 3 Merit badge offerings. Wilderness Voyageurs runs all our merit badge programs with registered counselors with the Westmoreland-Fayette Council. Your scout will get everything he needs to learn the skills for these merit badges:
Knotweed Clean up Work Day: Get Good Turn for America service hours with this annual Boy Scout Service Project in Ohiopyle State Park. After your service work, enjoy a well-deserved scout special on rafting on the Lower Yough!