Older Scout Programs

What is an Older Scout Program?

In the mornings and afternoons, Many Point offers unique adventures for Scouts going into 8th grade or older. These programs are not advancement-focused, meaning that very few of them offer merit badges. Instead, these programs are focused on offering fun and exciting experiences for those who have experienced most of what we have to offer.

What is Tier 1 and Tier 2?

Tier 1 and Tier 2 programs are both older Scout programs. We use this distinction to separate the programs that have a larger time commitment from those that are a single-day activity.

Tier 1 programs are a single day or overnight adventure. Each day, a different group of Scouts will be doing these programs. For example, if you sign up for an ATV session, you will be doing it for one afternoon. Then, a different group will be on the ATVs the next day. Scouts submit their preferences for these programs and Many Point then assigns what times these programs will be taken. Your Scouts will learn which programs they were placed in when they arrive to camp on Sunday.

Tier 2 programs are programs that older Scouts will do for multiple days during their week. Registration for these programs opens April 1st and closes April 14th. Many Point then place Scouts into these programs on April 15. Afterwards, these programs become first come, first served.

Can I take both Merit Badges and Older Scout Programs?

Yes. Scouts registered in older Scout programs may end up missing a day or two of merit badges. They can make up these missed requirements during free time or in-site unit time. Scouts accepted into Tier 2 older Scout programs will not be able to participate in any of the Merit Badge sessions.

For More Information

For more information on unit activities, please see our Program Catalog. The Program Catalog is the one-stop-shop for everything on programs, including the sign-up procedures, what is offered, when it is offered, and more. In the Program Catalog, you can find information not only on older Scout activities, but also on merit badges, unit activities, and other specialty programs.

Below, you can find a gallery of the older Scout activities we offer.

Program Catalog

Tier 1 Programs


A Scout aiming a shotgun downrange

A next-level shotgun challenge for more experienced Scouts. Put your sharpshooting skills to the test by tackling our unique set of 5 challenging stations. Cost: $35


4 Scouts in full protective gear on ATVs in two lines looking at their instructor

Beginning with a training session on safe riding, turns, and stops, this course first teaches the basics of riding an ATV. Finish the day riding our exciting trails through the camp. Cost: $45. Must be 14 on the day of riding.


Three Scouts on a large sailboat on the lake

Set sail and explore Many Point Lake in either the Mary Sea or the Oday. Scouts will learn how to set up and sail these boats with the help of our staff members.


A group of Scouts are lined up on mountain bikes waiting to head out

Start on our mountain bike challenge course and then move on to exploring trails. The forested trails at Many Point have challenging and technical stretches of trail that will test even the most experienced cyclists


A girl in a helmet and harness is flying through the air, held there by a rope attached to the harness

While we are beginning our repairs to bring back our COPE course, we have decided to partner with Character Challenge Adventure course in Park Rapids to fulfill your high ropes needs.


Three Scouts are in a canoe on the lake. One is holding a paddle, one is holding a fishing rod, and the third is holding a head-sized fish

Delve into the wide world of fishing in this program. Experienced guides will teach you the basics and more advanced angling techniques to help you explore the wonders of Many Point Lake.


A group of Scouts are wearing life jackets and playing on a large raft in the lake. The raft is made with large wooden beams and is floating by using pontoon rafts.

Spend the evening swimming, jumping, fishing, cooking, snorkeling, competing in contests, playing capture the flag by canoe, stargazing and more all from our 40ft by 40ft rafts in Flintlock Bay.


A group of Scouts are looking at the staff member who is leading some sort of talk. The treehouses are in the background, each one the size of a small house or very large RV

Scouts will spend the evening in one of two villages hovering in the trees above a 30ft bluff. Activities include spar pole climbing, sling shots, contests, tree ecology, campfires and paintball blowguns.


A Scout smiling while waterskiing

Slalom and jump waves as you waterski around Many Point Lake behind one of our camp speedboats. Scouts will meet at their subcamp beach. This adventure is for both new and experienced water skiers. Cost: $15

Tier 2 Programs


A group of Scouts wearing full SCUBA gear (goggles, air tank, breather, etc.) are watching the instructor

Scouts will earn all of the following in a single week: Red Cross Lifeguard Certification, BSA Lifeguard, Motor Boating Merit Badge, Kayaking BSA. Cost: $450, includes Scout fee. Only offered 7/14-7/20.


A group of Scouts wearing full SCUBA gear (goggles, air tank, breather, etc.) are watching the instructor

Explore uncharted territory with your friends as you earn your PADI certification, Scuba BSA, and Scuba Diving merit badge. We'll provide all of the equipment. Only available on specific dates. See below.


A group of Scouts wearing helmets and other protective gear are driving ATVs out of the garage they are stored in to the field

Replace your traditional morning activities with wild adventures! With this all-encompassing program, you'll be able to experience older scout activities without giving up time with your troop. Join in on ATVs and other unique opportunities. Cost: $60


A group of Scouts are lined up on mountain bikes waiting to head out

You will learn all about mountain bikes and biking and improve your technique on our challenge course as well as complete several mountain bike rides on the trails around Many Point. Cost: $30


A staff member and two smiling Scouts are taking off in a motor boat

Experience Many Point Lake on a whole new level: Have fun and safely learn how to drive personal watercaft (jet skis), get up on water skis, drive a motorboat, and explore the lake in a kayak. Cost: $60

All Things Scuba

The SCUBA program is not a standard Tier 2 Program. You can learn more about it here:

All Things SCUBA