Outdoor adventure is the promise made to boys when they join Scouting. Boys yearn for outdoor programs that stir their imagination and interest.
In the outdoors, boys have opportunities to acquire skills that make them more self-reliant. They can explore canoe and hiking trails and complete challenges they first thought were beyond their ability. Attributes of good character become part of a boy as he learns to cooperate to meet outdoor challenges that may include extreme weather, difficult trails and portages, and dealing with nature's unexpected circumstances. Scouts plan and carry out activities with thoughtful guidance from their Scoutmaster and other adult leaders. Good youth leadership, communication, and teamwork enable them to achieve goals they have set for themselves, their patrol or squad, and their troop or team.
Boy Scouts of America operates several "high adventure" sites around the country. In addition, each state and council also operate camps and facilities - not to mention the wealth of outdoor opportunities available to Scouts through the US National Parks System!
The High Adventure program and facilities at a glance: http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/HighAdventure.aspx
Boy Scouts in Antarctica? Yep. http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/OutdoorProgram/Antarctic.aspx
Local adventure: Hiking the "AT" http://www.appalachiantrail.org/
Georgia State Park Service
US National Park Service