Program Activities

The rustic setting of the South Field area of the Reserve is less than 25% of the overall property.  Over 200 acres of forest, fields and marsh await your exploration.

We have trails to take you through a variety of forest and terrain.  All are well marked and easy to follow.  When in doubt head South to get back to the main buildings.

Year Round:

  • archery with bows, arrows and targets all available for rent
  • pelletry rifles are available to rent for Scout age youth and higher.
    • Rifle Officer training is required for at least 1 person
  • hiking the 10s of km of trails
  • rope bridge (currently closed)
  • tree / plant identification
  • play structure and bouldering wall
  • collecting firewood and building fires in the designated fire pits or a portable fire pan
  • playing games in the fields
  • formal campfires in Kitchener Field
  • Scouts Own services in the Chapel
  • orienteering
  • geocaching (can you find the ‘old car’?), 3 GPS units available to rent with preset waypoints
  • pioneering, with the many spars available by Kitchener Field or North Field
  • building temporary shelters
  • star gazing, Sky Scout available for rent

Winter:

  • Snowshoes (lightwieght aluminum) and Cross Country Skis are available to rent
  • shorter days provide cool crisp nights for star gazing and maybe you’ll see the Northern Lights.  The Sky Scout is available to rent
  • many Scout Troops use the Wade Lodge as a starting point on Friday night and then head out with their gear loaded on sleds to the North Field or Adirondack Shelters.  There they create their quinzies, T trenches or tarp shelters for overnight accomodations.
  • Beavers and Cubs enjoy the warmth of the wood stove, but the adventure is just outside where they can go for hikes, make snow creatures or head down to the archery range.
    • hint: put a candle or glow stick in a snow creature at night for a really interesting effect.

Trails Cards and Activities: