Scouts

Scouts, there’s no telling how many badges you can earn here.

 

At Chimney Rock we love hosting groups of Boy and Girl Scouts for our special programs. We offer rock climbing, guided hiking and interpretative programming designed just for your Scouts year-round. We also have annual spring and fall Scout Days which are some of our largest events! Check below to find the program or activity that best meets your requirements:

 

2017 Spring Girl Scout Day—Saturday- Sunday, May 20-21, 2017

Saturday-Sunday, May 20-21, 2017
Time: 9:30 am – 12:15 pm, Campout 5pm-10am
Cost: $15 per scout; $12 per adult when registered with the group, otherwise $15 per adult (1 adult per 10 scouts is admitted at no cost), $5.50 additional children; $8 per camper (1 adult per 5 campers is free); $2 per climber for climbing tower (50 lb minimum weight requirement)

For years, Girl Scouts of all ages have enjoyed their own special days at Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park. Nearly 1,000 acres make an incredible backdrop to a variety of programs that are educational and fun, but that’s not all.  This annual spring event is so awesome your troop won’t want it to end. Bring your gear and enjoy the rare opportunity to camp beneath the stars in one of North Carolina’s most iconic parks.

For more information, visit our Spring Girl Scout Day page.

2017 Spring Boy Scout Day & Campout— Saturday-Sunday, May 6-7, 2017

Saturday- Sunday, May 6-7. 2017
Time: 9:30 am – 12:15 pm
Time: 9:30 am – 12:15 pm, Campout 5pm-10am
Cost: $15 per scout; $12 per adult when registered with the group, otherwise $15 per adult (1 adult per 10 scouts is admitted at no cost), $5.50 additional children; $8 per camper (1 adult per 5 campers is free); $2 per climber for climbing tower (50 lb minimum weight requirement)

Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park’s annual Spring Boy Scout Day and Campout gives your scout group the opportunity to see the Park in a whole new way. Interactive morning programs, afternoon excursions and the rare chance to sleep beneath the stars in our 5-acre meadow make this event one of our most popular.

Check out what we have planned on our Spring Boy Scout Day page.

Year-round Scout Programs

Guided Hikes – Whether your troop wants to scale up the mountain and enjoy breathtaking views and rare habitats or trot down to the bottom of the 404-ft. Hickory Nut Falls, guided hikes are a great way to get everyone out-and-about. Choose one from our many trails to discover the native plants, wildlife and unbelievable history of this beautiful area.

Guided Rock Climbing Working on a climbing badge? Check out how to see Chimney Rock from an entirely new perspective by a guided climbing experience with Fox Mountain Guides. To book a climb with them, email info@foxmountainguides.com.

Rock ’n’ Time – Have you ever been inside a 500-million year old mountain? Did you know that rocks could bend? Chimney Rock is home to many amazing geological features. Come take a trip through time and you’ll never look at rocks the same way again!

Shelter Building 101 – Imagine being lost on a trail as the sun goes down. One of the most essential things you could do is find or make shelter. This program provides the opportunity to learn how to make shelters out of natural materials. Everyone will enjoy learning how to make an emergency home-away-from-home.

Threats and Thorns – All animals and plants have adaptations that help them survive in their environment. This class focuses on the ones that could be harmful to people. Students will learn why dangerous adaptations exist, how to identify them, and what to do in case of an emergency. (Seasonal)

Wild Edibles – There are many plants out on the trail that can be used for food and medicine. Scouts will graze along learning how to identify safe plants from dangerous ones. (Seasonal)

NC State Parks Junior Ranger Program– Explore, learn and help out your state parks! Junior Rangers is a fun way for children to explore with their family, scouts troop or youth group. Activities are geared for children ages 6-12. Visit the NC State Parks website to learn more: www.ncparks.gov/junior-rangers.

* Indicates programs that have additional material costs.