Lowden Adventures 2024

Lowden Adventures 2024

Published on October 8th, 2023

Find your 2024 Adventures at Camp Lowden

Lowden Summer Adventures returns for another year with open programming for Scouts of all ages.  Camp Lowden makes it easy to maximize the achievements of each Troop, Pack, and Scout.
First Class Express, Adventure Weekend Experiences, Merit Badge Days and Cub Scout Shooting Sports Days. Scouts and units may choose to camp overnight at Camp Lowden and take advantage of night hikes.

  First Class Express

First Class Express weekend , specifically crafted to empower and accelerate the growth of Scouts BSA youth on their Scouting journey.
During this immersive weekend experience, Scouts will embark on a journey through skill instruction such as fire and knife safety, campsite setup, and meal planning and cooking, advancing them toward the coveted First Class rank. Additionally, this presents an excellent chance for seasoned Scouts to participate, offering mentorship and leadership to the younger Scouts. Separate programming will be offered to the older Scouts. Food is provided for the weekend, which includes campsite cooking.

Date: June 21-23, 2024
Audience: First – Second Year Scouts BSA youth; First Class Rank and above Scouts
Fee:  Coming soon
Registration: Coming Soon


  Adventure Weekend Experiences

Adventure Weekend Experiences are packed with action, and there’s something for everyone to enjoy. The weekend features camp-wide open programming, including activities like target and range sports, a challenging climbing wall, an exhilarating BMX Bike trail, Scoutcraft and Pioneering challenges. For those units looking for a little extra excitement to their weekend, they may choose to add half-day experiences such as paddling along the scenic Rock River with a canoe ride, exploring the captivating trails of Lowden State Park on a Mountain Bike ride, or engaging in hands-on Trades experiences that will broaden your horizons.

Dates: June 28-30, 2024; July 19-21, 2024; August 2-4, 2024
Audience: Scouts BSA and Venturing Scouts and Scouters
Fee:  Coming soon
Registration: Coming Soon


  Merit Badge Days

Immerse yourself in the great outdoors at Camp Lowden Scouts work towards earning those coveted merit badges. Whether they’re aiming for the Trail to Eagle or exploring exciting career options and hobbies in the Trades area, Merit Badge Days offers a variety of exciting merit badges. A complete list of merit badges will be released in late January 2024.

Dates: June 15, 2024; July 27, 2024
Audience: Scouts BSA Scouts
Fee:  Coming soon
Registration: Coming Soon


  Cub Scouts Shooting Sports Days

Get ready for some thrilling outdoor adventures at Camp Lowden with our Cub Scout BB Gun & Archery activities. Scouts will not only have a blast but also learn essential skills like equipment safety and handling, all while enjoying some target practice. Plus, there’s an exciting opportunity for them to earn Cub Scouts Shooting Sports award for their rank.
We’ve got both morning and afternoon sessions to accommodate your busy schedule — you can even register for both sessions.

This is a family-friendly Cub Scout activity, so it’s all about bonding and having a blast with your Scout. For the safety and enjoyment of all, we do ask that at least one parent or guardian is present for each registered Cub Scout youth (Tiger-Bear). If you’re representing multiple kids from the same family, that’s perfectly fine! And for our Webelos and Arrow of Light leaders, you can guide up to three Scouts from the same den, following our Guide to Safe Scouting guidelines.

Dates: June 15, 2024; July 27, 2024 (choose from morning or afternoon sessions, or both)
Audience: Cub Scouts youth (Tiger-Arrow of Light rank)
Fee:  Coming soon
Registration: Coming Soon

Contact: Council Program Director, Roman Salamon – roman.salamon@scouting.org, 815-397-0210


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Last modified on November 21st, 2023 at 10:33 am