A Resource For
Camping and Other Activities
in the
Greater Bakersfield Area


Adventure is what Scouting is all about. Admit it, camping and hiking are the real reasons that most youth join a Scout Troop in the first place. If you add in some nature, so that the Scouts understand the land they are camping on, and then you add in some Indian Lore also, so that the Scouts can learn from America's first campers, you have the essence of what U.S. Scouting was based when it was founded over a hundred years ago. Youth join Scouts not for leadership nor personal growth, not for advancement and recognition - all great things that Scouting offers - they join for the adventure! Take the outing out of Scouting, and the kids will leave. Make adventure a central part of your Scout program, and not only will the kids stay, but leadership and advancement will follow. This site is about keeping the adventure in Scouting.



Training & Events Calendar

Camping & Hiking

Climbing & Rappelling

Indian Lore

Safety Guidelines


Scouting Skills

Training Opportunities

High Adventure Awards

Leave No Trace


DISCLAIMER - This site was formerly the home page of the Southern Sierra High Adventure Team, back in the day when Kevin O'Rourke (1952-2018) was chair of that committee. However, the site became inactive with Kevin's untimely passing, and it is now an independant resource for youth-based hiking, camping, and other activities. It is not affiliated with any organization, and it exists solely to perpetuate Kevin's memory.





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