Older Scout Programs

mountain man

The Mountain Man at Apache Point is a half day week long experience for older Scouts and Venturers who would like to experience the 19th century lifestyle of the Mountain Man and the American Indian. Participants will enjoy Dutch oven cooking, tomahawk and knife throwing, black powder rifle shooting, archery,  flint and steel fire building, knife making, blacksmith forge,  sweat lodge and much more. This half day program will include an overnight teepee camping experience. 

Cowboy Action Shooting

The rugged expances of the  New Mexico territory was the perfect setting for famous outlaws such as William Bonney, AKA "Billy the Kid". History records his exploits in the neighboring Lincoln county and the nearby city of Ft. Sumner, the location of his demise. This range is a fastpaced cowboy action shooting activity with a Western theme. Participants must be registered Venturers or Boy Scouts, at least 14 years of age, or 13 and completed the 8th grade. Participants will  shoot single-action .22 revolvers, a .22 lever-action rifle, and a stage coach double-barrel shotgun. This older boy program is offered during twilight periods.

Climbing Merit Badge

Scouts will learn the skills of climbing, rappelling, and belaying. They will have many opportunities to practice on our 40 ft climbing tower. Due to it's strenuous nature, it is recommended that Scouts be at least 13 years of age for this program. 

ATV Program

Scouts will learn care and proper maintenance of safety equipment, safety procedures, respect for the environment, and basic operation and handling of the A.T.V.  Scouts will complete the ATV Safety Institute’s Rider Course, a 16 lesson hands-on course designed for every level of rider from “never seen an ATV” to experienced riders. Scouts will learn how to ride safely, responsibly. They will also learn about protective gear, regulations, where to ride, ATV maintenance and environmental concerns. After the completion of the Rider Course, scouts will receive ATV Safety Institute Rider Course completion cards and will participate in a trail ride.

BSA Pistol Program

This program is for Scouts 14 years of age and older. This program will be taught multiple times during the week. Times will typically be after lunch for classroom time and twilight for practical shooting.

CHallenging OUTdoor PErsonal Experience-COPE

COPE or Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience is a week long High Adventure activity for older Scouts that teaches advanced team building and problem solving skills. Scout learn to work in a group and function as a team to meet a series of high and low COPE elements. COPE participant must be at least 13 years of age.