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Scouts from throughout the area will now be climbing, swinging, jumping, rappelling and testing their balance.

A high-adventure course, including obstacles and challenges that involve heights, was recently constructed at the Camp. It was created in accordance with the the Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience program of the Boy Scouts of American. The high-adventure exercises help develop individuals and create team unity. Ultimately, the goal is about teamwork and problem solving, personal advancement and improving communication. It tends to lend itself toward taking groups of kids that maybe don't know each other that well, or are a little separate or independent, and helping bring these elements to them.

The ropes course features 17 ground-level stations scattered around the camp, including a 12-foot wall that groups must collectively climb over, a "whale watch" platform that is 10-by-10 feet and rests on a central tipping point for group balance exercises, and a "trust fall" platform.There are 14 "high elements" in one area of the camp, challenging participants to test their fear of heights while suited with belaying equipment. The most popular high element thus far, is the 300-foot zip line, but other high elements include a 27-foot high telephone pole with rungs on the side, which participants must climb on top of and jump off to in an attempt to reach a tether ball hanging eight feet away.

Boy Scouts will test new ropes course. Scouts from throughout the area will now be climbing, swin...


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