Your Trek can select from the following outposts this season:
· Target Paintball
· Mountain Boarding
· Tomahawk Throwing
· Indian Cliffs natural rock rappel or climb
· Canoeing or Kayaking on the Delaware (See below for additional fees)
· Horse Program (Merit Badge can be offered, additional cost per person per day).
Each trek that goes out will have the option to select which outposts they would like to visit and our trek staff will help them put a customized experience together to ensure their goals are met.
Treks can plan for the 50 Miler award in any combination of hiking and boating down the scenic Delaware River. There is an additional charge of $30.00 per person per day for canoe and $32.00 per person per day for Kayaks that includes boats, paddles, PFD’s and transportation to and from the riverside.
Food is provided so that your group can cook on the trail at your own pace. Our friendly staff will check you in as you reach each outpost along your designated trek and provide program support for your selected activity.
Two leaders are required for each Trek and free leaders are tabulated according to the Free Leader table. We look forward to meeting you on the trail at Ten Mile River Scout Camps this summer!
50 Miler Award
A great objective for the participants of any Trek is to earn the 50 Miler Award. At the conclusion of your trek, participants will be eligible to earn this award.
Historic Trails Award
The 12,000-acre Ten Mile River Scout Camps has over 60 miles of hiking trails, including the famous 33-mile Ten Mile River Trail. The Ten Mile River Scout Museum sponsors the Ten Mile River Historical Trails Award for registered Troops, Packs, Venture Crews and qualified non-scouting groups hiking these trails. Hikers satisfying trail requirements can earn a beautiful patch and medal with pins for miles hiked. Read more from the TMR Museum
Over the course of the trek, participants will learn about backpacking, wilderness survival, climbing, rappelling, and orienteering skills and may be able to complete or earn partials in these merit badges. The program and advancement will also work well for Venturing units.
To sign up for the trek, your unit or crew must have two adult leaders and 5-12 trekkers depending upon the type of trek. Participants must be 13 years old by camp, and Boy Scouts must be First Class Rank.
Your Trek Schedule and Reservations
Reservations for treks must be made 60 days in advance of the trek start. The day-to-day schedule of the trek is agreed upon between leaders of the trek and TMR Trek staff. Trek leaders should contact Camping Services at least two months before coming to camp to arrange the details of their trek. The Trek Director will help you in planning your trek program.
For those units without leaders able to bring their group to a trek, during weeks 2 and 3, TMR will build provisional Trek units and will provide them with the necessary leadership. For the provisional treks, unit leaders must make the necessary arrangements well in advance through Camping Services.