TVSR’s first-year camper program for Boy Scouts takes it’s name from the location of Lord Robert Baden Powell’s first ever Scout outing. Beyond just the name, our BSI area hopes to emulate the sheer excitement and passion for Scouting methods exhibited at Brownsea in 1907. Our approach to teaching beginner Scouting is built from the ground up to revolve around the patrol and EDGE methods. Our four weekly BSI patrols rotate between two skilled instructors who guide them through not just Scouting skills, but how they can best take advantage of what Treasure Valley has to offer. At the end of the week, we commemorate the Scout’s achievements with a graduation ceremony on Pine Point. Throughout the week, we evaluate the scouts on a 1-5 scale and share the results with Scoutmasters throughout the week, accompanied by constructive comments by our staff.
A program of the Boy Scouts of America, Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience is an all-week, half-day program that tests your confidence in yourself and others. It consists of group initiative games, trust events, and high and low ropes course. Some activities involve a group challenge, while others develop individual skills and agility. Participants climb, swing, balance, jump, rappel, and devise solutions to a variety of problems.
Project C.O.P.E is based on the the principals of communication, planning, trust, teamwork, leadership, decision-making, problem-solving,and self-esteem and is the perfect challenge for any older Boy Scout.
Counselor In Training
The CIT program is an introduction to camp staff while still giving campers a learning and camping experience. CITs are led and instructed by the Camp Commissioner who lives with them in the Arrow CIT Training Center, formerly the ECON and BSI program areas. The training center features its own private latrine, canvas cabin-tents, and indoor space for training and conferences. CITs give meaningful service to the camp, while working alongside the camp staff to become prepared for working as a camp counselor.
What the CIT program is :An enriching and fulfilling training and volunteer service program for all youth at least 14 years old who have an interest in becoming a camp counselor.
What it is not :A discounted week of camp, nor a guarantee or promise of future hire.
Scoutmaster Volunteer Corps
Boy Scout Leaders and Adults staying at camp during the week are always welcome to visit program areas and check up on their Scouts. If they are looking for something more however, we recommend they join the Volunteer Corps. While out for the week, Unit Leaders can join the TVSR Ranger Crew in carrying out a meaningful project in camp that can make a difference in our on-going effort of improving the camp.
Not only is the coffee always hot at the Ranger Shop, but who doesn’t love a good patch? Boy Scout Leaders who join the Volunteer Corps will be recognized at the closing ceremony with a commemorative patch.