Plan your adventure for your week at EaglePoint Base Camp
Merit Badges Plus Additional Programs
At Tahosa High Adventure Base's EaglePoint Base Camp, Scouts have the ability to not only work on merit badges, but they also get the chance to experience unique programs not found at other Denver Area Council camps.
Merit registration takes place online and will open in April. Your troop must be up to date on all payments before you can register. For a description of each merit badge including prerequisites and requirements cover at camp, see the Leader's Guide, available online.
Please note: The merit badges listed below are options that can be taught at Tahosa High Adventure Base. The EaglePoint Base Camp merit badge program is a mixture of staff and troop taught programs and is limited only by your troops imagination.
* Denotes Eagle Required
- Trail To Eagle (Rank Advancement)
- Emergency Preparedness*
- Environmental Science*
- First Aid
- Indian Lore
- Wilderness Survival
Want to add high adventure options to your EaglePoint Base Camp week? No problem! Our staff can develop a program that all Scouts will enjoy.
The Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience (C.O.P.E.) program encourages youth and adults to expand mental creativity, increase physical abilities, promote leadership skills and instill personal confidence. Participants will solve “people puzzles” while you swing, jump, climb, lift, balance, rappel and belay yourself and your team through a series of activities of increasing difficulty.
C.O.P.E. is designed to teach teamwork, leadership skills and self confidence while facilitated by camp staff for older Scouts. In accordance with the Project COPE National Standards the age requirement for COPE activities are “Generally age 13 or older. Younger participants may take part in events that match their maturity level as determined by the director.” Please recommend to younger Scouts that the Low COPE course may be appropriate for them, while they may not be able to participate in the High Rope Elements.
Tahosa Trek was created to provide an introduction to backpacking for those Scouts too young for Alpine Adventure Treks, or, who do not yet feel ready for an extended backpacking trip. Tahosa Trek is comprised of classroom time and a three day, two night trip in the Roosevelt National Forest just off the Tahosa High Adventure Base property. The Tahosa Trek program can be one of the options used while some of your younger Scouts are participating in normal camp program.
Over the three days, Scouts will learn about packing a backpack, clothing and footwear choices, as well as learn about pacing and choosing a campsite. Scouts will also learn about cooking over a backpacking stove and the principles of Leave No Trace. At the end of the program trekkers will have the skills and confidence to tackle larger trips or return to the troop to teach those Tenderfoots and Second Class Scouts. Please use the gear list on Page 16 of the Leader’s Guide.
Treks are limited to 11 participants and must include a minimum of 1 adult. Scouts must be second year campers to participate in this program.