Challenge Course
January 17th - 19th & February 14th - 16th

Accept the Challenge!

Kodiak Challenge is an adventure that pushes your boundaries as you learn and apply leadership skills. This is a hand-on skills course for advanced co-ed leadership training in a high adventure setting, stressing servant leadership and the practical application of leadership concepts.


Over 2 long weekends you will engage in high adventure activities that encourage you to try things that stretch your comfort zone. On the first weekend you will test your limits through activities like shooting, COPE challenges, bouldering, orienteering, and archery at Woodruff Scout Reservation. On the second weekend you may explore nature's indoors by caving and outdoors by hiking in the north Georgia wilderness. In addition, there is a mandatory pre-course meeting on Jan. 6th and a post-trek meeting on Feb. 22nd. These meetings are part of the course.

Leadership Skills

• Creating a Vision for Success
• Planning
• Effective Communication
• The Stages of Team Development
• Inclusiveness
• Values & Making Ethical Decisions
• Servant Leadership

Qualifications to Attend

• Be a registered Venturer, Boy Scout, Sea Scout, or Varsity Scout.
• Be at least 14 years old, and completed the 8th grade.
• Completed Intro to Leadership Skills (ILS) for Crews, Troops, Ships, or Teams.
• Completed Youth Protection Training (YP and Venturing YP)
• National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) and/or National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience (NAYLE) is a plus.
• Be approved by your unit leader to participate in Kodiak.

What You Need
Registration Fee of $230
Proof of training, BSA Medical Form, Parent/Guardian Permission Form
Online registration
or contact
Course Director: Dianna Peet - Email: – Phone: 770-448-1237


Register a 2016 Philmont Scout Ranch Expedition

Are you or someone you know interested in a 2016 High Adventure experience?

On October 29th, 2014 the registration entry period for 2016 Philmont 12-day and 7-day expeditions begins. This short period lasts only through November 19th, 2014.

Who Can Register? - Each unit (Troop, Venturing Crew, Varsity Team, Post or Ship) is entitled to register for one 2016 reservation entry. Representatives responsible for multiple units may register each of these units using the online reservation entry system. The minimum reservation size is one crew of 7 people. Individual unit reservations may include multiple crews but never more than 12 people per crew.

Reservation Requirements - View the complete summary of 2016 reservation requirements and opportunities

New in 2016 - Units may attend Philmont Scout Ranch in consecutive seasons. In other words, if you have a confirmed 2015 reservation, you may be considered for a 2016 reservation as well.

Last Updated: 11/14/2014
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