YOUNGER AND OLDER YOUTH
1st Muskoka Explorers is a program for boys and girls aged 10-16. Members progress through second class and first class levels. The main emphasis of the age group is learning and practicing outdoors and leadership skills. Explorers build confidence and skills through outdoor adventures including camping, bike trips, hiking, archery, first aid, cooking, and canoeing.
However, older and younger youth may participate as well:
8 - 10 years old? - Announcing Timberwolves Starting January 2017
Boys and girls aged 8-10 can participate in our newly formed Timberwolf Pack. Sufficient interest has been expressed such that we will likely form a Pack this fall - Contact us to find out more and get on the list! As a member of the Timber Wolf Pack, your child will participate in outdoor activities, archery, camping, crafts, games, stories, campfires, earning badges, and other activities which will build their confidence and give them opportunities for adventure. The program is built on learning by doing and trying new things, with an emphasis on active outdoor activities.
The program is based on The Wolf Cub’s Handbook by Baden-Powell and The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling, a friend of B-P’s. The badge system is based on the Tenderpad to Second Star. New members are called “New Chums” and are quickly invested, becoming Tenderpads. Then they progress from First Star to Second Star. Finally, the highest award is the Leaping Wolf Badge.
Join us for two free visits anytime! Timberwolves meet Thursdays between 7:00 and 8:30pm at the Stephenson Community Hall in Utterson. You might want to call Scouter Dave first just in case the Pack is on an out-of-hall excursion - 705.645.5575 or cell 519.212.0695.
Older Than 16? - Senior Explorers - Join Now
If so, you are considered a Senior Explorer and can participate in a leadership capacity in our Group. Contact us to sign up and take part right away!
5-7 years old? - Otters - Coming Soon
Boys and girls aged 5-7 are eligible to be part of an Otter program. Although no program currently exists, we expect one to form by Winter 2018 so be early and get on the waiting list! Your child will learn about cooperation and getting along with others through non-competitive games, music, campfires, crafts, and outdoor activities including camping. Otters learn useful family skills, community skills, and learn to play safely together. There is a proficiency badge system of four “paws”, a Safety Badge, Service Badge, and a Camping Badge. The highest award is the Swimming Otter Badge.