Adventure Programs for Scouts

Experienced Scout Adventure Programs based in the Laurel Highlands – Ohiopyle PA Region

Start Planning Your 2024 Scout Adventure Programs Early.

Example Scout Adventure Packages include two days of river fun. Scouts love the day of rafting on the Lower Yough with lunch and a day paddling the Middle Yough in super fun inflatable kayaks, also called “duckies”. There are plenty of options for camping nearby, too!  Custom programs are available, and be sure to check out Scout Merit Badge Programs, too.


The Best Adventures for Scouts Begin with Experienced Staff & Incredible Adventure Resources

Wilderness Voyageurs is your complete adventure and learning resource for scouts, with merit badge programs, group activities and troop adventures. Our 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 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.


What are your troop’s goals?

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.


Adventure Activities for Scout Troops

Whitewater Rafting
Scouts Lower Yough Rafting

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! Find out more>>


Mountain Biking

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. Find out more>>


Save Money, Increase Skills & Fun—Package Your Activities!


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.

  • Raft & Camp: 1 night camping, meals and a day of rafting. Along with whitewater action, you can take your group mountain biking, kayaking or fishing. There’s so much to do in Ohiopyle—it’ll be an adventure they never forget!
  • Splash Down Package: 2 nights of camping, meals and a day of whitewater rafting
  • Surf & Turf Scout Package: 2 nights of camping and meals, 1 day of whitewater rafting, 1 day of mountain biking
  • Paddles & Biners: 2 nights of camping and meals, 1 day of whitewater rafting, 1 day of rock climbing.


Merit Badges

Give your girl and boy 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:

Rock Climbing Scout Merit Badge
Whitewater Scout Merit Badge
Fly Fishing Scout Merit Badge


Other Opportunities for Scout Troops

Knotweed Clean up Work Day: Get Good Turn for America service hours with this annual Scout Service Project in Ohiopyle State Park. After your service work, enjoy a well-deserved scout special on rafting on the Lower Yough   ****** this program is not being offered in 2024**** We can help your unit connect with the state park to do a service project.


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