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Cub Scout Advancement Outings

Outings by Rank

Outing Locations

Determining where to go to achieve both the required and optional outings for a given rank can sometimes be a challenge.  The purpose of this listing is to provide Den Leaders with proven outings in our immediate vicinity. While most of the outings listed below fall within the Fort Vancouver District there are a few outings which require travelling out of the District.

 

Note that outings related to Segments, and the Academic and Sports Belt Loops/Pins will not be found on page.

 

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Outings by Rank

This section shows rank specific achievements cross referenced to locations.  Jump directly to the Locations List for location specific information loosely cross referenced by outing type.

 

Rank Quick Links: Tiger  Wolf  Bear  Webelos

 

Tiger Go-See It!

The following Go-See's are current as of the 2010 printing of the Cub Scout Tiger Handbook.

 

Achievement

Number 

Achievement Description 

Destination Options / Comments 

 1-G Go to a library, historical society, museum, old farm, or historical building, or visit an older person in your community. Discover how family life was the same and how it was different many years ago.  Fort Vancouver Regional Library, Fort Vancouver, Pomeroy Farm, Portland Art Museum, OMSI
 2-G  Visit a police station or a fire station. Ask someone who works there how he or she helps people in your community  Recommendations Needed.
 3-G Learn the rules of a game or sport. Then, go watch an amateur or professional game or sporting event.  Recommendations Needed.
4-G Visit a television station, radio station, or newspaper office. Find out how people there communicate with others.  CVTV
5-G Take a hike with your den.  Lacamas Lake

 

Note that 15 of the Tiger Electives involve outings as well.  Please help out your fellow Tiger Leaders by submitting your favorite Elective Outings to the Webmaster. 

 

Wolf Outings

 

Achievement

Number

Achievement Description

Destination Options / Comments 

 4-F Visit an important place in your community, such as a historic or government location. Explain why it is important. Fort Vancouver Regional Library, Fort Vancouver, Pomeroy Farm
 7-b Land, air and water can get dirty. Discuss with your family ways this can happen. Water Resource Center or combine with 7-d while at Waterfront Park.  Air traffic from PDX, barge traffic on Columbia, freight trains and vehicle traffic on I-5 can all be seen from the park.
 7-d With an adult, pick up litter in your neighborhood. Wear gloves to protect your hands against germs and cuts from sharp objects. Waterfront Trail starting at Waterfront Park.  Follow path under railway, up over SR-14, towards Fort Vancouver while picking up litter along the way.  Consider combining with 7-b and 4-f.
8-e With an adult, help to plan, prepare, and cook an outdoor meal. Klineline
 9-d Practice good rules of street and road safety. Salmon Creek Trail
 9-e Know the rules of bike safety. Salmon Creek Trail

 

Note that 11 of the Wolf Electives involve outings as well.  Please help out your fellow Wolf Leaders by submitting your favorite Elective Outings to the Webmaster.

 

Bear Outings

 

Achievement

Number 

Achievement Description

 

Destination Options / Comments

 
 3-c Find out something about the old homes near where you live. Go and see two of them.  Fort Vancouver, Pomeroy Farm
 3-d Find out where places of historical interest are located in or near your town or city. Go and visit one of them with your family or den.  Fort Vancouver, Pomeroy Farm, Cathlapotle Plankhouse at Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge
 5-d  Visit one of the following: Zoo, Nature center, Aviary, Wildlife refuge, Game preserve.  Zoo, Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge
6-a Save 5 pounds of glass or aluminum, or 1 month of daily newspapers. Turn them in at a recycling center or use your community's recycling service. Recommendations Needed.
6-c Call city or county officials or your trash hauling company and find out what happens to your trash after it is hauled away. Recommendations Needed.
6-g Take part in a den or pack neighborhood clean-up project. Waterfront Trail starting at Waterfront Park.  Follow path under railway, up over SR-14, towards Fort Vancouver while picking up litter along the way.  Consider combining with 3-c and or 3-d.
 7-b  Visit your local sheriff's office or police station or talk with a law enforcement officer visiting your den or pack to discuss crime prevention. Recommendations Needed.

 

Webelos Outings

 

Achievement

Achievement Description 

Destination Options / Comments 

Aquanaut-1 Jump into water over your head.  Come to the surface and swim 100 feet, at least half of this using a backstroke. Recommendations Needed.
Aquanaut-2 Stay in the water after the swim and float on your back and your front, and demonstrate survival floating Recommendations Needed.
Aquanaut-3 Put on a personal floatation device (PFD) that is the right size for you.  Make sure it is properly fastened.  Wearing the PFD, jump into water over your head.  Show how the PFD keeps your head above water by swimming 25 feet.  Get out of the water, remove the PFD, and hang it where it will dry. Recommendations Needed.
Aquanaut-4 Do a front surface dive and swim under water for four strokes before returning to the surface. Recommendations Needed.
Aquanaut-6 With an adult on board, show that you know how to handle a rowboat Recommendations Needed.
Aquanaut-7 Pass the BSA "Swimmer" test.
- Jump feet-first into water over the head in depth, level off, and begin swimming
- Swim 75 yards in a strong manner using one or more of the following strokes: sidestroke, breaststroke, trudgen, or crawl.
- Then swim 25 yards using an easy, resting backstroke.
- After completing the swim, rest by floating.
Recommendations Needed.
Athlete-8 Ride a bike 1 mile as fast as you can, and show a decrease in time over a 30 day period. Salmon Creek Trail
Athlete-9 Swim a quarter mile in a pool or lake as fast as you can, and show a decrease in time over a 30 day period. Recommendations Needed.
Citizen-10 With your Webelos den or your family, visit a community leader.  Learn about the duties of the job or office and tell what you have learned.  
Communicator-6 With your den or your family, visit a library and talk to a librarian.  Learn how books are catalogued to make them easy to find.  Sign up for a library card, if you don't already have one. Fort Vancouver Regional Library
Communicator-7 Visit the newsroom of a newspaper or a radio or television station and find out how they receive information. Recommendations Needed.
Forester-3 Identify six forest trees common to the area where you live.   Tell how both wildlife and humans use them. (If you don't live in a region that has forests, read about one type of forest and name six of its trees and their uses.) Recommendations Needed.
Forester-4 Identify six forest plants (other than trees) that are useful to wildlife.   Tell which animals use them and for what purposes Recommendations Needed.
Forester-8 Plant 20 forest tree seedlings.   Tell how you planted them and what you did to take care of them after planting. Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge
Geologist-1 Collect five geologic specimens that have important uses Recommendations Needed.
Geologist-8 Take a field trip to a geological site, geological laboratory, or rock show.   Discuss what you learned at your next Webelos den meeting Recommendations Needed.
Naturalist-4 Visit a museum of natural history, nature center, or zoo with your family, Webelos den, or pack.   Tell what you saw. Zoo
Naturalist-6 Learn about the bird flyways closest to your home.   Find out which birds use these flyways. Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge
Naturalist-6 Watch six wild animals (snakes, turtles, fish, birds, or mammals) in the wild.   Describe the kind of place (forest, field, marsh, yard, or park) where you saw them. Tell what they were doing. Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge, Klineline, Salmon Creek Trail, Lacamas Lake
Naturalist-11 Learn about aquatic ecosystems and wetlands in your area.   Discuss with your Webelos den leader or activity badge counselor the important role aquatic ecosystems and wetlands play in supporting lifecycles of wildlife and humans. Water Resource Center
Outdoorsman-2 With your family or Webelos den, help plan and take part in an evening outdoor activity that includes a campfire. Webelos Woods, Camporee
Outdoorsman-3 With your parent or guardian, take part in a Webelos den overnight campout or a family campout.   Sleep in a tent that you have helped pitch. Webelos Woods
Outdoorsman-4 With your parent or guardian, camp overnight with a Boy Scout troop.   Sleep in a tent that you have helped pitch. Webelos Woods
Outdoorsman-6 Participate in an outdoor conservation project with your Webelos den or a Boy Scout troop. Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge (see Friends of the Refuge link)
Outdoorsman-8 With your accompanying adult on a campout or outdoor activity, assist in preparing, cooking, and cleanup for one of your den's meals.   Tell why it is important for each den member to share in meal preparation and cleanup, and explain the importance of eating together. Webelos Woods, Camporee
Outdoorsman-9 Discuss with your Webelos den leader the things that you need to take on a hike.   Go on one 3-mile hike with your Webelos den or a Boy Scout troop. Recommendations Needed.
Outdoorsman-12 Visit a nearby Boy Scout camp with your Webelos den. Recommendations Needed.
Showman-17 Attend a play. Describe the story.  Tell what you liked about it. Recommendations Needed.

 

 

Location Specific Information

The outing locations shown below have proven to work great for Den activities.  In most cases they are free. 

 

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Outing Type 

Name and Address

Website

Comment

Bicycling, Picnic

Felida Park
NW 122 St at NW 38th Ave
Vancouver, WA 98665

Felida Park

Covered area with picnic tables, play area for siblings, nicely paved and flat path for cycling.  Entire path is visible from picnic / play area.  Bathrooms and water fountain.  Good for Tigers and Wolves. 
Bicycling, Picnic, Outdoor Cooking

Klineline Pond
1112 NT 117th St.
Vancouver, WA 98665

 Klineline

Covered area with picnic tables, small play area for siblings. Bathrooms open during summer.  Fees may apply during summer, check website for dates.  Optional start/end of Salmon Creek Trail which is great for bicycling.
Bicycling

Salmon Creek Trail

1112 NT 117th St. Vancouver, WA 98665

Salmon Creek Trail

Top pick for bicycling with mile markers painted on the paved path in quarter mile increments.  Challenge Scouts to find ducks and turtle in pond just around the corner from the softball fields.  Three options for stop/start locations
1. Klineline Pond - Parking fees may apply during summer
2. Salmon Creek Sports Assoc. Complex (800 NE 117th St.) - Free parking, relatively close to Klineline Pond, bathrooms open during summer.
3. Felida Bridge at NW 36th Ave - on street parking, fast cars, porta-potty
Camping, Boy Scout Activity, Troop Selection

 Webelos Woods

  Webelos Woods is a must do for every Webelos I and Webelos II.  Boy Scout Troops set up various educational stations to train the Webelos on various activities such as fire starting, lashing, 10 essentials, first aid (Readyman!), etc.  Parents have the opportunity to meet with Troop leadership to learn all about the Troop and the differences between Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts.  It typically occurs late October.  Dates and locations vary by year.  Check the District Calendar for current information.
Camping, Boy Scout Activity, Troop Selection

 Camporee

  While Camporee is a Boy Scout activity Webelos have typically been invited to attend for a day.  Webelos Den's should be hosted by a Boy Scout Troop.  It typically occurs during April.  Dates and locations vary by year. Check the District Calendar for current information. 
Hike, Picnic

Lacamas Lake

3344 NE Everett Street

Camas, WA 98607

Lacamas Lake The Lacamas Park Trail, which goes around Round Lake, is particularly fun.
Historic Site, Museum

Fort Vancouver National Historic Site

See website for directions.

Fort Vancouver The reconstruction of Fort Vancouver is a must see for adults and kids alike.  Plan your visit to coincide with demonstrations by people wearing and using period specific items. Entrance fees may apply.
Historic Site, Pumpkin Patch, Farm

Pomeroy Living History Farm

20902 NE Lucia Falls Rd

Yacolt, WA 98675

Pomeroy Farm They have a great hayride and pumpkin patch.  Several historic buildings to explore.  Time your visit to coincide with demonstrations by people wearing and using period specific items and or Pumpkin Lane.  Entrance fees may apply.
Library

Fort Vancouver Regional Library


 Multiple locations. See website.

FVRL Call ahead to set up a tour with a Librarian.
Museum

Portland Art Museum

1219 SW Park Avenue Portland, OR 97205

Portland Art Museum Free Admission 4th Friday of every month from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM.  Check their website to verify this spectacular benefit is still being offered before your visit.  Entrance and parking fees may apply. 
Museum

Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

1945 SE Water Ave.

Portland, OR

OMSI Entrance and parking fees may apply.  See OMSI website for group rate information. 

Search online for discounted days.  Some leaders have reported that admission is $2 per person the 1st Saturday of each month.
Park, Picnic, Environmental Awareness

Waterfront Park

166 SE Columbia Way Vancouver, WA 98661

Waterfront Park

Waterfront Trail
Parking lot is just East of restaurants on waterfront.
 TV Station

CVTV - Clark Vancouver Television

202 E. Mill Plain Blvd

 CVTV  
Water, Water Conservation, Wetlands

Water Resource Education Center
4600 SE Columbia Way Vancouver, Washington

WREC Call ahead to arrange for a tour.
Wildlife Refuge, Birding, Tree Plant, Environmental Stewardship, Hiking, Geocache, Habitat Restoration

 Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge

 

See website for directions.

Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge 

Friends of Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge
Entrance fee may apply. Guided and unguided hikes. Guided birding hikes.

See the Friends of Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge for current events.
Zoo

 Oregon Zoo

See zoo website for directions.

Zoo Visit the zoo for only $4 per person the second Tuesday of each month.  Check the zoo website to verify the second Tuesday offer is still being offered.  See zoo website for information about group rates.

Parking and entrance fees may apply.

 

 

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