MOUNT ST. HELENS
August 13-15, 2021
After more than two years, Volcano Scouting is back in-person at the Mount St. Helens Science and Learning Center! As an ode to our original Mount St. Helens Super Adventure in 2015, we are hosting yet another three-day adventure experience in the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument. Participants will engage in a number of coronavirus-safe outdoor activities including nature hikes, science inquiries, stewardship projects, campfire programs, and more.
Registered youth and adult members of the Scouts, BSA program
Reside within the State of Washington or Oregon
BSA Medical Forms: Part A and B
Opens: 9:00 AM PT, Sunday, June 20
Closes: 11:59 PM PT, Wednesday, July 28
$45.00/person + third-party processing fee
Total Participant Capacity: 50 people*
Maximum Cohort Size: 16 people*
No participants with underlying health conditions or compromised immune systems.
*Subject to change in accordance with public health guidelines. See "COVID-19 Information" below.
Primitive Tent Campsite Access
Cooked Meals Delivered to Your Campsite
Virtual and In-Person Programming
SUPPORT MOUNT ST. HELENS
This year, our team is introducing a charitable donation option at the time of registration to help raise funds for organizations that support conservation and eco-tourism initiatives at Mount St, Helens. We understand these are difficult times for everyone, but consider making a tax-deductible donation to a worthy charitable organization when you register your scout for this year's event.
This Year's Benefiting Organizations:
ABOUT OUR CURRICULUM
Volcano Scouting utilizes a plethora of open-source curriculum from trusted government agencies, academic institutions, non-profit organizations, and the Boy Scouts of America for its programming. Content is arranged by merit badge to support individual learning and group facilitation, but merit badge requirement certification is conducted in accordance with the BSA's Guide to Advancement through virtual quizzes and submitted assignments.
In addition to utilizing Instructure's Canvas learning management system (LMS) to deliver our pre-event instruction to scouts, our staff and guest presenters will lead in-person instruction at the Mount St. Helens Science and Learning Center. Scouts must complete both virtual assignments (predominately literature-based) prior to the event and hands-on projects that will be incorporated into in-person programming for completion of all merit badges. This year, our merit badge counselors will be utilizing ScoutBook to certify merit badge completions and partial completions.
ABOUT OUR INSTRUCTORS
Volcano Scouting was established by a group of scouts, adult leaders, and land managers in 2016 who continue to serve our program today! Check out who will be engaging with scouts this year:
Instructor / Merit Badge Counselor / Curriculum Developer
Quentin is a Sophomore at OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon majoring in Natural Resources Education. An Eagle Scout and Hornaday Silver Medal recipient, he has several years of experience advocating for and teaching environmental conservation in the Scouting program. He is also the President of Volcano Scouting. You can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Instructor / Merit Badge Counselor
Ron is the Scoutmaster of Troop 7520 in Newberg, Oregon. He grew up in Indiana where he was awarded his Eagle Scout rank in 1983. After moving to Oregon in 2005, he was reintroduced to scouting as a leader, when his son, Quentin, joined Cub Scout Pack 196 in Newberg. He became Scoutmaster for Troop 7520 in 2013. Being active in scouting has given him several years of learning and teaching experience in the outdoors. You can contact him at email@example.com