Wilderness Voyageurs is your complete resource for Scouts adventure activities and skills learning. Find merit badge programs, group activities and troop adventures here!
We were started by scouts! Founders Lance Martin & Lee Martin were 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, with registered scout counselors on our staff.
We understand the BSA, and the BSA recognizes that we operate quality scouting programs. With our registered scout counselor staff, we are able to offer BSA qualified merit badge programs for your scouts. We offer more BSA programs 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.
“Wilderness Voyageurs has been a great partner with the Laurel Highlands Council…Their familiarity with the aims & methods of Scouting is evident in the way their guides instruct & inspire the boys to embrace the adventures of life & allow that experience to deepen their pursuit of character, citizenship and fitness.”
~Jeff Patrizio, Heritage Reservation
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.
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!
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.
Wilderness Voyageurs was started by scouts, so we have a long history with troops from all over the mid-atlantic. We are headquartered in the beautiful Ohiopyle State Park, an outdoor paradise of more than 20,000 acres in Southwest Pennsylvania. We’re just one hour south of Pittsburgh, and an easy 3 hours from Cleveland, Baltimore, Washington D.C. and Harrisburg. Offering three Scout merit badge programs, we are a scout high adventure dream.
Check out these Multi-Day Scout Packages & make your planning easy. The packages include camping, meals and your activities. They can be customized as you need.