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 Fall Girl Scout Day—Saturday, November 4, 2017

Saturday, November 4
Time: 9:30 am – 12:15 pm
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 when registered with the group, otherwise $7 per additional child.

This was our first time at Chimney Rock, and I can safely say that all of our girls had a blast! Thanks so much! We thoroughly enjoyed it!!”

-Amanda Williams-Lorick

Spring 2017 Girl Scout Day Parent 

Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock’s scouting events are some of our most popular events of the year. Our Fall Girl Scout Day is designed to let scouts enjoy the last weeks of autumn in one of North Carolina’s most incredible settings. Special programs created just for Girl Scouts will leave your troop with new skills, knowledge and memories they’ll carry with them for a lifetime.

 

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

 

2017 Fall Boy Scout Day — Saturday, November 11, 2017

Saturday, November 11
Time: 9:30 am – 12:15 pm
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 when registered with the group, otherwise $7 per additional child.

Boy Scouts of all ages put their scouting skills to the test each year at Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park. One way to learn more about the Park and pick-up some great knowledge of the outdoors is at our Fall Boy Scout Day held each November. Morning programs will give your group lots to talk about as they spend the afternoon exploring some of the different facets of the Park.

Check out what we have planned on our Fall 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.