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New Program Highlights:
Big changes are in store at Camp Bowers for 2016. The first big change is the opening of the BB&T Training Center for all of our Eagle Trail and Bowers Scholars Merit Badge classes. The BB&T Training Center is a state of the art air-conditioned facility with a Scoutmaster’s Lounge, Free WIFI access, Cape Fear Historical Association Museum, and 3 large classrooms equipped with projectors and screens for classes and training.
In addition to this change we have many more coming down the road. Stay tuned for some big announcements coming soon. Below you can find our 2016 program guide as well as a powerpoint presentation.
C.O.P.E. + Shallotte River Swamp Park
For Scouts 13 and older. Participate in half days of C.O.P.E. Monday-Friday and enjoy a private Canopy Tour at one of USA Today’s top 10 ziplines in the Nation: ZipQuest. This half day program enables older scouts to earn the merit badges they need for Eagle, while at the same time offering them a personal growth and leadership program unlike any other. Additional materials cost of $60 is required to attend this program.
Cape Fear Pioneers
For Scouts 14 and older. This will be a week of living experiences like no other. Spend the week along the banks of the Cape Fear River with the smell of wood smoke hanging in the air, and a challenging adventure around every turn. Scouts and Venturers who spend the week along the Cape
Fear River will live like the frontiersmen of the mid 1800’s. With coyote’s howling, fires a roaring, and dutch ovens full of cobbler, everyone will experience the true flavor of backwoods living. Look forward to knife and tomahawk throwing, metal working, knife making, pioneering, and as a grand finale, making and sailing a raft down the Cape Fear River, just like ol’ Huck Finn. During the course of the week participants will earn part or all of the following merit badges: Cooking, Camping, Rifle Shooting, Metal Work, Wilderness Survival, Geology, Leatherwork, and Woodwork. Venturers will also complete several requirements over the course of the week. Additional materials fee of $50 is required to attend this program.
New Merit Badges & Classes
- Farm Mechanics Merit Badge
- Astronomy Merit Badge
- Signs, Signals, & Codes Merit Badge
- Life to Eagle Seminar
- Scout Skills Review
- Ecology Special Programs
- Hunter Safety Certification Course
Mountain Biking at Brown’s Creek
Take a field trip to the newest mountain biking trail in Bladen County, Browns Creek Nature Park and Bike Trail. This new trail runs an estimated five to six miles over hilly terrain, in an open field and through hardwood forest. Must be 12 years and older, bikes are provided on a very limited first come, first served basis. Please bring your own bike helmet.