High Adventure Programs

Hiking programs on Long Island and Onteora Scout Reservation, 

Hikes of varying length--always a 3-miler and 5-miler--with 10 and

20-mile hikes an option for older Scouts  

Events include hiking skills training required for advancement for

Webelos, AOL scouts, Crews, Ships and Scouts BSA

Hosted by the Onteora Alumni Association's Red Trail Wanderers in

conjunction with Theodore Roosevelt Council BSA and the Scouting

Committee of the Long Island Greenbelt Trail Conference

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May 6, 2023 at Bethpage State Park 


3-mile hike for Webelos // 5-mile hike for Second Class advancement requirements

9 am - 1pm

Skill and advancement sections before and during the hike provided by Red Trail Wanderers (RTW).

Included: plant identification, Leave No Trace, ...

Meet at Bethpage State Park Playground parking lot at 9 am

To Register email james.vantassell@osrtrails.org 


Sept. 29-Oct. 1, 2023

Weekend registration for campsites is limited. 

Select your site as soon as possible.

Registration is now open at:

Units that stay for the weekend get two meals in the dining hall: Saturday diner and Sunday breakfast.

Future Events


May 6 Bethpage State Park - 3,5-mile hikes + rank advancement

Sept 29-Oct 1 Onteora Scout Reservation, Livingston Manor NY - TREKOREE for all troops and crews in any district or council

OCT 7-9, 2023 A camping weekend at Onteora Scout Reservation - plan your own hikes - email us for help

Nov 18, 2023 Blydenburgh County Park - 3,5-mile hikes + rank advancement

Dec 9, 2023 Argyle Lake to Belmont Lake State Park - 3,5,10-mile hikes + rank advancement

Jan 1, 2024 First Day hike at Bethpage SP 

Oct 8-11, 2024 Onteora Scout Reservation -  Columbus day weekend & trail event - guided hikes and rank advancement

Email me for more information or to register for any event