Scouting Programs

The North Texas Outdoor Pursuit Centers Scouting Programs  

Scouts earning their climbing merit badge during one of our lock-ins.
Scouts earning their climbing merit badge during one of our lock-ins.

Scout Lock-Ins

Scout lock-ins at the North Texas Outdoor Pursuit Center is a great way to introduce your scouts to the sport of rock climbing.  Our climbing mentors will spend the evening working together with your scouts to provide a solid, safe, hands on foundation of basic rock climbing skills like tying into the rope and belaying their climbing partner with an ATC style belay device, climbing commands and basic climbing technique.  Our instructors have been through BSA Youth Protection.

Scout Lock-Ins: $350.00 first ten scouts, $30.00 each additional.

Scout Lock-In with Climbing Merit Badge: $450.00 first ten scouts, $40.00 each additional

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Lead Climbing Mentor Christopher Gibson instructing the rappelling portion of the climbing merit badge at Mineral Wells.

Guided Outdoor Rock Climbing

Our guided rock climbing trips offer a full emerssion into outdoor rock climbing and takes place in either Mineral Wells State Park or the Wichita Mountain Wildlife Refuge.  Our climbing mentors will work closely with your scouts to provide a safe and enriching experience that begins with an introduction to climbing safety and equipment, basic rock climbing skills like tying into the rope and belaying their climbing partner with an ATC style belay device, climbing commands and basic climbing technique along with a session on rappelling.

Our climbing mentors meet BSA requirements for guided outdoor rock climbing activities.

Guided Outdoor Climbing: $50.00 per scout Mineral Wells, $65.00 Wichita Mountains

Guided Outdoor Climbing with Climbing Merit Badge: $65.00 per scout Mineral Wells, $85.00 Wichita Mountains

Christopher Gibson and Jeff Lee running merit badge training in the Wichitas.
Christopher Gibson and Jeff Lee running merit badge training in the Wichitas.

High Adventure Backpacking & Climbing Camps

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Girl Scouts Texas Oklahoma Plains five day high adventure backpacking trip, Ouachita National Forest, AR.

The North Texas Outdoor Pursuit Centers High Adventure Program gives scouts the opportunity to participate in and lead high adventure activities like extended backpacking trips that include backcountry hiking, rock climbing and river rafting, Leave No Trace Awareness, wilderness skills, camping, meal prep, leadership and comraderie. Our guides are Wilderness First Responders and have been guiding in the Ouachitas for over a decade. We provide meals and backpacking equipment for your scouts.

High Adventure Program Costs Start at $395.00 per scout depending on activity and locations. Our past trips have included destinations such as Ouachita National Forest, AR, Buffalo National River, AR, Guadelupe Mountains, TX, Boulder, Durango and Salida Colorado.

If you would like to schedule your next scout outing please contact us at info@friscowilderness.com