Meet the Program Team

The district camp promotion and outdoor committee provides outdoor programs that most units are unable to provide on their own, and outdoor programs are often the main reason youth join a Scout unit. From Cub Scout day camp to high-adventure programs, this committee helps make exciting outdoor programs available for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venturers.

Major Tasks of the Camping and Outdoor Program Committee Chair and Members

  1. Report to the district program chair for your district.
  2. Recruit and orient enough of the right kind of people for the district camping committee.
  3. Understand each unit’s camping and outdoor record.
  4. Implement the council’s outdoor promotion plan in the district.
  5. Work with commissioners to help packs, troops, teams, and crews plan a year-round schedule of camping and outdoor program events.
  6. Promote use of camperships.
  7. Give guidance on health and safety concerns.
  8. Promote unit participation in council camping opportunities (Boy Scout resident camp, Cub Scout day camp, Cub Scout resident camp, family camps, teenage camps, and Venturing and Sea Scout outdoor activities). In cooperation with unit commissioners and Order of the Arrow chapter members, visit unit parent meetings to tell the summer camp story and help unit leaders plan for camps.
  9. Assist the council committee with maintaining and developing quality outdoor program facilities.
  10. Promote units earning the National Summertime Pack Award and the National Outdoor Challenge award.
  11. Supervise use of off-council campsites by permits and inspections.
  12. Track and attain camping and outdoor objectives.
  13. Implement the planned council camping and outdoor programs.
  14. Guide the Order of the Arrow, through the chapter officers and adviser, to help promote camping in the district
Vice District Chair, Program

Vice District Chair, Program

Gene Thorncroft

Camping Chair

Camping Chair

Advancement Chair

Advancement Chair

Mark Kopel

OA Adviser

OA Adviser

Allison Hall

Service Chair

Service Chair

Tom Reitz

Training Chair

Training Chair

Bill Afeldt

Cub Camp Director

Cub Camp Director

Religious Relations Chair

Religious Relations Chair

Health & Safety

Health & Safety

Cub Scouting

When you’re a kid, fun comes first. Final exams, driver’s ed, and summer jobs will arrive soon enough. Cub Scouts lets kids have fun while teaching them skills that will help them later on. From the thrill of shooting an arrow to learning how to transform a block of wood into a race car, Cub Scouts is one thrill after another. With a program expertly tailored to match each age in a young child’s life, Cub Scouts learn that even when the fun isn’t easy, it’s always an adventure. In Scouting, everything has a purpose. And it shows kids that doing their best is the most fun of all.

Scouting on Demand

Scout Strong

Cub Scout Day Camp

Webelos Woods

Resident Camp

Camp-O-Ree

Order of the Arrow

High Adventure

Summer Camp

Merit Badge Clinics

Scouts BSA

With more than 130 Merit Badges—from Archery and Art to Welding and Wilderness Survival—Scouting is the ultimate form of learning by doing. Scouts explore their interests and improve their skills while working toward Scouting’s highest rank: Eagle. By first imagining, planning then doing their own service projects, Scouts learn the value of hard work and experience the thrill of seeing it pay off.
Add in outdoor adventures, hiking, and camping, and Scouting gives youth experience that will benefit them throughout their life.

Venturing

All teens have one—a moment that opens their eyes to a world that’s bigger than they ever imagined. It might happen while paddling a quiet lake, bonding with new friends around a beach bonfire, or rising to the challenge of leading an exhausted crew to the edges of adventure. Venturing gives young men and women access to a range of programs and empowers them to create their own experiences. It brings Scouting values to life through both high adventure outdoor activities and challenging real-world projects.

Camp-O-Ree

Order of the Arrow

High Adventure

Summer Camp

District Calendar:

Friends of Scouting

Campaign

Pledge

Friends of Scouting Campaign

Quick Links:

District Meetings:

District Committee Meeting:

When: 1st Thursday of Each Month @ 7pm

Where: Virtual

 

Commissioners Meeting

When: 2nd Thursday of Each Month @ 7 pm

Where: Virtual

 

Roundtable Meetings

When: 3rd Thursday of Each Month @ 7:30 pm

Where: Virtual

Twitter, Facebook & YouTube:

Eagle Scouts:

Over the Top News:

Did you know Northern Ridge has a newsletter?   Click the icon below to register to receive the news as it happens in the district.    Generally, one update goes out per month, some positions do receive additional as opportunities for Scouts arise.

Edit

Order of the Arrow: