What is the Outdoor Adventure Skills Program?
The Outdoor Adventure Skills program is an invitation for Scouts to try something new – to be outside more, testing themselves with progressive challenges while remaining within their capabilities to stay safe. In short, it’s about having life-changing experiences.
Each Outdoor Adventure Skills pathway is divided into nine stages with a badge awarded for each stage; however, the purpose of the OAS program is not the badge. Rather, the Outdoor Adventure Skills should be seen as tools to support the Plan-Do-Review process – for example, organizing an activity that matches the level of skills that the participants have, or evaluating the amount of growth of a person experienced in a particular skill set they wanted to expand on.
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