Outdoor Programs 2025

Outdoor Programs 2025 Strategic Initiative

Get Involved! 

To provide your ideas and insight to the Outdoor Programs 2025 Initiative, email OutdoorPrograms@ncacbsa.org

June 2024 Update

All Focus Groups have met and completed the initial survey. Data from the various surveys is being compiled and evaluated.

Over the summer, Camp Focus Groups will continue at Goshen Scout Reservation, Camp William B. Snyder, Camp Catoctin, Camp Howard M. Wall, Cub Scout Day Camps, and Scouting C.A.R.E.S.

Outdoor Programs 2025 April Kick Off

The Outdoor Program 2025 Kickoff was held on April 16, 2024.

Review the PowerPoint Presentation at this link.

Watch the video and learn about the process:

The Purpose of the Initiative

The Council hears from our Scouting Community that our outdoor programs and facilities are not designed and consistently maintained in the way Scouts and families prefer to experience the outdoors now and for the future. We want to gather input and feedback from our membership so we can adjust our outdoor programs and facilities to meet our Scouting Community’s expectations.

What We Hope to Achieve

Define a compelling, dynamic and sustainable NCAC Outdoor Program and associated facilities that:

  • Delivers the Scouting mission in a forward-thinking manner through at least 2050;
  • Understands and expresses our Scouting Communities’ evolving expectations in a transparent way;
  • Attracts and retains Scouts and families of all abilities and means with age-appropriate experiences;
  • Is a model that other councils emulate.

Timeline – 18 months


An action plan to adjust our council outdoor programs and facilities to meet the needs of our Scouting Community for the next 25 years

Ways to Obtain Feedback and Data

  • Town Hall Meetings
  • Surveys
  • Face-to-face in Focus Groups

Focus Group Areas

  • Cub Scouts
  • Scouts BSA
  • Older Youth Programs
  • Alternative Youth Programs
  • High Adventure
  • Order of the Arrow
  • Training (NYLT, BALOO, Wood Badge, etc)
  • Districts 
  • Outside Users


Outdoor Program 2025 Strategic Initiative Fact Sheet
Outdoor Program 2025 Strategic Initiative FAQ