One draw to traditional scouting is a return to nature. The outdoors provide great adventures from simple means–Adventurer, Explorer, and Pioneer are feelings that our scouts get when engaged with an outdoor activity.
This last weekend, we had our first All-Section Hike in Forest Park, a park seen by William Clark when exploring the Willamette River by boat (1803). As we walked the trails, we saw some of this old beauty.
Pathfinders, Timberwolves, and Otters each started from a different location; took a different route to challenge age and skill; and ended up at the same location for a treat and high-fives. This gave our scouts a taste of the introduction-to-backpacking trip next week.
More photos from this hike.