Category Archives: High Adventure

‘Are You Tougher Than a Boy Scout?’

Coming this spring to the National Geographic Channel is a new reality competition show that pits a select team of Eagle Scouts against a group of adult former scouts in a variety of high-adventure competitions.

Are You Tougher Than a Boy Scout? is the brainchild of Thom Beers, the producer of such hit action-reality series as Deadliest Catch and Ice Road Truckers, and himself a one-time Boy Scout. “I loved being a Boy Scout,” he recalls. “It was awesome. I was three merit badges short of being an Eagle Scout, and for 40 years this has bugged the heck out of me. It gnawed at me.”

This article from Scouting Magazine gives an exciting preview of the action to come — read it to see what is in store for viewers.

Why is this relevant to American Heritage Girls? For the taste of high adventure! Let the girls — and the leaders! — see what possibilities are out there for them. Outdoor adventures are great for motivating girls to remain active in the Troop as they enter the teen years, and outdoor activities help develop teamwork and confidence in girls of all ages.

AHG programming includes many high adventure options, and for the girl who really wants the challenge, the Venturing program from BSA is available for girls 9th grade and above.

 

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NAYLE: The Ultimate Leadership Experience

From the fall edition of Heritage Headlines:

Upon arriving at Philmont Scout Ranch in the beautiful Sangre de Cristo Mountains of New Mexico this past August, I expected what I’ve experienced so many times before: a simple summer camp. When I left a week later however, I wouldn’t describe my time at the ranch as simple. In fact, it would be hard for me to appropriately articulate my time at NAYLE at all. The program, an acronym for National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience is a BSA training camp. The experience manifestation however, fostered personal growth on levels that I’ve never before been privileged to encounter. During NAYLE, I was exposed to not only emotional and physical challenges, but also (and perhaps most importantly) to a specific lifelong challenge: servant leadership.

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Annalisa Wurm, 2012 Session 6 Participant and AHG Stars and Stripes recipient 2010. Anna is part of an all-girl Venturing Crew 3730, chartered by First Church of the Nazarene, Pasadena, CA.