What Scouts Do

So just what is it that Scouts do? Well, name an activity and they probably do it. Check out these charts to find the things that Scouts do!


Age and rank appropriate guidelines have been developed based on the mental, physical, emotional, and social maturity of Boy Scouts of America youth members. These guidelines apply to Cub Scout packs, Boy Scout troops, and Venturing crews. But no matter what the guidelines, the activities for each level of Scouting are fun and lead to further exploration and development.

  Tiger Cubs
(With Adult Partner)
Wolf/Bear
Cub Scouts
Webelos
Scouts
Boy Scouts Older Boy Scouts
and Venturers
OUTDOOR SKILLS          
Camping-Day  
Camping-Family  
Camping-Resident    
Camporees     Visit Only  
Conservation Projects  
Cooking Outdoors      
Fire Building      
Fishing  
Fueled Devices        
Hiking-Day  
Hiking-Multiple Day        
Horseback Riding    
Hunting         Venturers Only
Map and Compass Map Only  
Mountain Bike Day Rides      
Mountaineering/Scrambling/
Cross-Country Travel
         
Orienteering        
Pioneering      
Rope Bridges*  
Survival Training        
Winter Camping        
* Check requirements for height restrictions.

 

  Tiger Cubs
(With Adult Partner)
Wolf/Bear
Cub Scouts
Webelos
Scouts
Boy Scouts Older Boy Scouts
and Venturers
SPORTS          
Field/Wide Games  
Flag Football  
Gymnastics  
Ice Hockey  
Ice Skating  
Martial Arts-Defensive        
Roller Blades/Skates  
Scooters-Nonmotorized  
Skateboarding  
Skiing/Snowboarding  
Sledding/Tubing  
Soccer  
Street Hockey        

 

 

  Tiger Cubs
(With Adult Partner)
Wolf/Bear
Cub Scouts
Webelos
Scouts
Boy Scouts Older Boy Scouts
and Venturers
TOOLS          
Axes        
Bow Saws      
Hand Ax        
Hand Tools  
Pocketknife  
Power Tools        

 

 

  Tiger Cubs
(With Adult Partner)
Wolf/Bear
Cub Scouts
Webelos
Scouts
Boy Scouts Older Boy Scouts
and Venturers
TREKKING          
Backpacking-Overnight,
Backcountry
       
Bike Treks-Day Ride      
Bike Treks-Multiple Overnights        
Horse Treks          
Search and Rescue Missions          
Search and Rescue Practice        
Ski Touring-Multiple Days and Nights Carrying Gear        

 

 

  Tiger Cubs
(With Adult Partner)
Wolf/Bear
Cub Scouts
Webelos
Scouts
Boy Scouts Older Boy Scouts
and Venturers
VEHICLES          
Driving Derbies          
Go Carts (Commercial)  
Motorized Off-Road Bikes          
Snowmobiles          

 

 

  Tiger Cubs
(With Adult Partner)
Wolf/Bear
Cub Scouts
Webelos
Scouts
Boy Scouts Older Boy Scouts
and Venturers
AIRCRAFT          
Commercial Flight Experience  
Ground School          
Hands-On Flying Experience          
Orientation Flight  

 

 

  Tiger Cubs
(With Adult Partner)
Wolf/Bear
Cub Scouts
Webelos
Scouts
Boy Scouts Older Boy Scouts
and Venturers
SHOOTING          
.22 Rifle        
Archery-Field        
Archery-Target, Action
(Moving targets)
Council/District Outdoor Programs Only  
BB Guns Council/District Outdoor Programs Only  
Catapults  
Shotgun        
Slingshots Council/District Outdoor Programs Only  

 

 

  Tiger Cubs
(With Adult Partner)
Wolf/Bear
Cub Scouts
Webelos
Scouts
Boy Scouts Older Boy Scouts
and Venturers
AQUATICS          
Canoeing-Flat Water Council/District Outdoor Programs Only  
Canoeing-Flowing Water        
Kayaking-Flat Water     Council/District
Outdoor Programs Only
 
Kayaking-Flowing Water        
Motorboating-Adult Operated   Council/District Outdoor Programs Only  
Motorboating-Youth Operated        
Rafting-Flat Water Council/District Outdoor Programs Only  
Rafting-Flowing Water        
Rowing-Flat Water        
Rowing-Flowing Water        
Sailboarding        
Sailing-Adult Operated Council/District Outdoor Programs Only  
Sailing-Youth Operated        
Discover Scuba Training        
Scuba          
Snorkeling (For swimmers only)  
Surfing        
Swimming  
Tubing      
Waterskiing        

 

 

  Tiger Cubs
(With Adult Partner)
Wolf/Bear
Cub Scouts
Webelos
Scouts
Boy Scouts Older Boy Scouts
and Venturers
CLIMBING        
Belaying        
Bouldering  
Caving (Other than simple
novice activities)
         
Climbing-Commercial
or Horizontal Wall
 
Climbing-Rock        
Climbing-Vertical Wall or Tower      
Initiative Games  
Lead Climbing          
Project COPE       A Few Low-Course
and High-Course
Activities
 
Rappelling        
Snow and Ice Climbing          

 

 
Indian Waters Council Service Center
715 Betsy Drive
Columbia, SC 29202
Phone: (803) 750-9868
Fax: (803) 750-9855