ScoutFest will offer a multitude of activities for Scouts of all ages. Events will take place throughout the Day on Saturday, November 8, some events will be offered Friday evening, including Wall Climbing, Spar Pole Climbing, Ice Skating, and Batting Cage.
There will be four groups of activities or Events: (1) Events open to all Scouts, (2) Events open to Cub Scouts (including Webelos), (3) Events open to Boy Scouts and Venture Scouts, and (4) two High Adventure Events open only to Boy Scouts and Venture Scouts who are at least 14 years old as of 11/2/18. There will be nearly 40 Events at ScoutFest.
Events for All Scouts
All Scouts may participate in the following Events: Ice Skating at the point Mallard rink (skates will be provided), Flag Etiquette, Leave No Trace, several STEM activities, Order of the Arrow Indian Village, Soccer, Frisbee golf, Ultimate Frisbee, Batting Cage, 5 Kilometer Run, and Branding. The 5K run will likely be held early on Saturday morning, and the rest of the Events should be offered all day on Saturday.
Events for Cub Scouts Only
The following Events will be available only to Cub Scouts (including Webelos), Archery, BB Guns, Sling Shots, Pedal Cars, Pasta derby, Scavenger Hunt, Rubber duck regatta, and more! These events should be available all day on Saturday.
Events for Boy Scouts and Venture Scouts Only
At ScoutFest 2014, the following events were offered only to Boy Scouts and Venture Scouts: Pioneering involving the construction of a tower and a bridge, Crosscut Saw, Slackline & Low Ropes, Catapult, Wall Climbing, Axe Throwing, First Aid Challenge, Knot Tying Competition, Obstacle Course including Scout Skills, Wood Carving, and several STEM activities. We are looking forward to providing similar experiences at ScoutFest 2018!
High Adventure Events for Boy Scouts and Venture Scouts Age 14 or Older
Scouts age 14 and older can participate in two high adventure Events. They can try their hand at Spar Pole Climbing, an activity offered at Philmont. Additionally, they can get a taste of Northern Tier by completing a Tennessee River Portage / Canoe Course.
All ScoutFest participants will receive a ScoutFest patch by attending.
Adults can participate in the 5K run, as well as a Wood Badge alumni reunion on Saturday afternoon, complete with a Gilwell Field.
The Order of the Arrow is the national honor society of the Boy Scouts of America. They use American Indian-styled traditions and ceremonies to bestow recognition on Scouts selected by their peers as best exemplifying the ideals of Scouting.
In addition to providing more than 400 hours of volunteer service to all of ScoutFest, Coosa Lodge is putting together their biggest OA village ever!
This exciting program area will feature Native American exhibits, Pow-Wow Dancing, storytelling, craftwork, and displays.
There will also be Coosa Lodge HQ, where you can visit the Coosa Lodge Trading Post, pay your annual Order of the Arrow dues, view some of their historical displays, and more!
Saturday night, as the sunsets and stars fill the sky, join us at the ScoutFest State for the closing show, which includes special performances, videos, and a few surprises! Then, after the show, look at the sky for our closing fireworks display!
There will be a non-denominational, Scout’s Own service on Sunday morning.
(EVENTS AND INFORMATION SUBJECT TO CHANGE)