Amazing Girl and Boy Scout Activities in Maine
There are a lot of reasons to be a scout, like to learn valuable life skills, to build self-confidence, and to try new things. So when it comes time to plan girl and boy scout activities in Maine, you want something that can encompass all three of these reasons-and participating in outdoor activities certainly fits the bill. Here are three of our favorite boy and girl scout activities in Maine, including whitewater rafting, fishing, and horseback riding.
Whitewater Rafting at Crab Apple
Whitewater rafting on our Maine rivers is an extremely popular activity for scouts. In fact, over 2,500 scouts and 100 troops participate in our whitewater rafting excursions each year. We have over 30 years of experience planning and executing boy and girl scout activities, we offer extra perks to scout troops (like discounted pricing and free wetsuit/boot rentals), and we always keep safety a top priority. In Maine, we have several options for whitewater rafting available, including:
- Dead River – Summer Rafting – This 16-mile whitewater rafting trip is an excellent summer rafting option for any scouts ages nine and up. It features milder rapids (Class II and III) and offers the perfect intermediate whitewater rafting experience.
- Kennebec River – Row Frame – For an excellent introduction to whitewater rafting, we recommend this 12-mile guided trip. It is suitable for ages eight and up, and it allows the scouts to enjoy the thrills of the ride without having to do the actual rowing.
Fishing At Belgrade Lakes
When it comes to girl and boy scout activities in Maine, fishing is always a popular choice. It teaches patience, offers a great bonding experience, and we all know the saying about teaching a man to fish (it can feed them for life). One of the most popular fishing locations in Maine sits in the Kennebec Valley and is known as Belgrade Lakes. The area is actually comprised of seven different ponds and lakes, with each one offering something different. From bass to salmon to trout, there are plenty of fish to be caught, and there is also ample access by boat and by shore.
Horseback Riding at Carousel Horse Farm
Another exceptional option for boy and girl scout activities in Maine is horseback riding at Carousel Horse Farm Trail Rides. They offer horseback riding all year round, obviously providing a very different experience depending on when you go, and they have 5,000 acres full of trails suitable for every scout on your troop, no matter whether it is their first time horseback riding or they are a seasoned pro.
Planning girl and boy scout activities is surely a time-consuming process, but when you have options as incredible as these, the time is certainly worth the unforgettable memories and lifelong skills you are providing your scouts. Contact us today and we’ll help you plan a white water rafting adventure for your scouts.