2021 Spring Boy Scout Day
Get ready for some fun, adventure and learning at Chimney Rock’s annual Spring Boy Scout Day. Enjoy morning programs, afternoon activities and the option to spend the night beneath the stars with other scouts. You don’t want to miss this once–a–year event!
9:30am – 12:15pm
It’s okay to be nervous when you hear about fire, but it’s important to understand the vital role fire plays in our ecosystem, too. Join a naturalist and learn about the benefits of fire as well as some management practices.
The Need for Trees
We all know trees are important, but do we totally understand the roles they play in everyday life? Let our State Park Rangers lead your scouts through an introduction to the life cycle of a tree, basic tree ID and impressive facts about our forest friends. At the end of the program, each student will have the opportunity to get their hands dirty when they take home a small tree to plant.
Animals of Appalachia
Our most popular program is a favorite for all ages. Get personal with some of our resident animal ambassadors while learning about the wildlife that roams our region. Scouts will gain knowledge of habitats, adaptations and animal characteristics during this exciting session.
Activities begin at 1pm
What a Ranger Does
Did you know that NC State Park Rangers wear many hats, literally? This fun program will introduce your scouts to a day in the life of one of Chimney Rock’s Rangers and let them see for themselves what this job entails. Scouts will have the opportunity to begin their journey to becoming a Chimney Rock State Park Junior Ranger.
Hike with a Naturalist
Join one of our naturalists to explore the Hickory Nut Falls trail. Scouts will learn about the flora, fauna, and geology as they make their way to the base of one the highest waterfalls in NC State Parks.
Self Guided Hikes
Hike any of our 6 trails which range in difficulty from easy-to-moderately strenuous. Ask our knowledgeable staff which trail is the best fit for you.
The overnight option is designed so you can bring your gear and spend the night.
We provide several community fire rings and wood, but all other essentials are the responsibility of the group.
Typically, set-up begins after 4pm. Depending on the volume of the general public in the area, this can fluctuate a bit. You must be packed up by 9am the next morning. However, you’re welcome to stay and explore the Park some more on Sunday if your site is broken down.
Park staff is onsite throughout the night.
Nuts and Bolts
When: Saturday, May 1 – Sunday, May 2, 2021
Program begins promptly at 9:30am. Afternoon activities begin at 1pm. Hike times may vary to keep group size limited.
Costs: $16 per scout for admission to the Park for the day, all programs and patches. One adult chaperone per 10 scouts is required and is admitted at no charge.
Additional adults are $14 and additional non-scout children are $6 but must be included in the troop registration and payment.
Camping fee is $8 per camper.
Register your group by calling 828-625-9611 ext. 1837. Registration closes on April 23, 2021 or when we reach our limit of scouts.
Covid-19 Protocols: Chimney Rock Management will be practicing recommended protocols during programs, hikes and the campout. Group size will be kept to minimum, therefore space is extremely limited. Any NC mandates in place are expected to be followed by all participants.