WE ARE ALL ABOUT FUN AND ADVENTURE.
The 1st Muskoka Explorers are a very active Troop of boys and girls, aged 10-16, who enjoy fun, friendship and adventure in the outdoors - especially camping, winter activities, and canoeing. We are a small group but expect to grow quickly as we embark on adventures in 2016!
Explorers get up to all sorts of exciting things. We spend lots of time outdoors adventuring, camping, canoeing, and learning new skills as well as helping in our community. Explorers learn to work in teams and to take on responsibility, all helping to gain self confidence. But most importantly they have lots of fun in everything they do, all the while making new friends.
At 1st Muskoka, our Troop program is youth-driven. We take input from our youth, teach them leadership skills, and encourage them to take an active role in planning activities and adventures for everyone in the Troop to enjoy. Senior Scouts are expected to teach younger Scouts how things should be done and take an active role in their development as people, leaders, and outdoors enthusiasts.
The Troop is made up of small groups called a patrol with 6-8 members each. Each patrol is lead by a Patrol Leader who is an experienced member of the troop. At camp, under adult supervision, the members of the patrol work together to setup their own campsite, plan their menus, buy food, and cook it. Everyone has opportunities to learn leadership and teamwork skills, and how to take more responsibility for themselves.
Above all, we enjoy fun and love outdoor adventure. The outdoors is where Exploring happens!