Outdoor Activities Resource Center

Welcome to the Outdoor Activity Resource Center! The Outdoor Activity Resource Center is a place where parents, guardians, scouts, and scout leaders can find commonly used and commonly referenced outdoor activity material. This resource is maintained by the Troop’s Outdoor Activity Coordinator (OAC). Questions, comments, and ideas for new material should be submitted to the OAC via the leadership mailing list which is [email protected]

Resources for Parents/Guardians

“A week of camp life is worth six months of theoretical teaching in the meeting room.” ~Robert Baden-Powell, founder of the Scouting Movement

Resources for Leaders

“The man who is blind to the beauties of nature has missed half the pleasure of life.” ~Robert Baden-Powell, founder of the Scouting Movement

Local Weather, Forest, Wilderness, & Campground Alerts

George Washington & Jefferson National Forests

Detailed information about area status within GWJ can be found here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/recmain/gwj/recreation

RSS Alerts For George Washington & Jefferson National Forests
  • MVP SEIS Public Comment Period Extended February 4, 2023
    The Mountain Valley Pipeline and Equitrans Expansion Project Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement Notice of Availability was published in the %3Aem%3AFederal Register %3A/em%3Aon December 23, 2022. This publication initiated a 45-day public comment period on the Draft SEIS until February 6, 2023. In response to public requests, the comment period has been extended to 11:59 […]
  • Temporary trail detour on the Virginia Creeper Trail along Taylors Valley February 3, 2023
    Over the next two months, crews will be installing a waterline extension near the Virginia Creeper Trail along Taylors Valley. This section of the trail may be closed intermittently with a detour in place around the project area via Taylors Valley Road. Virginia Creeper Trail Map Flaggers and signs will be in place to assist […]
  • Section of Tate Road in Carroll and Grayson counties temporarily closed December 2, 2022
    A 0.6-mile section of Tate Road %3AForest Service Road 667%3A in Carroll and Grayson counties is temporarily closed for repairs while the triple-barrel culvert is replaced. The road is closed to all entry at the Forest Service gate near the intersection with Snowbird Lane %3AForest Service Road 690%3A through the intersection with Forest Service Road […]
  • Temp Closure: Rocky Run ATV trail, Second Mountain, Long Run Rd, Vepco Rd October 15, 2022
    Temp Closure: Rocky Run ATV trail, Second Mountain, Long Run Rd, Vepco Rd The Rocky Run ATV trail in Rockingham County, including Second Mountain Road %3AForest Road #502%3A, is temporarily closed. The southeast portion of Long Run Road %3AForest Road #72%3A and Vepco Road %3AForest Road #240%3A are also temporarily closed. National Forest system roads […]

Commonly-used local areas without RSS alert feeds

Appalachian Trail Updates

Updates regarding the VA section of the AT can be found here: https://appalachiantrail.org/trail-updates/state/va/

Grayson Highlands State Park

Updates regarding Grayson Highlands State Park can be found here: https://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/grayson-highlands

Weather Underground VA

An interactive weather map of Virginia can be found here: https://www.wunderground.com/wundermap?lat=38.001&lon=-77.907&radar=1

Shenandoah National Park

Updates regarding Shenandoah National Park can be found here: https://www.nps.gov/shen/planyourvisit/conditions.htm

Virginia State Parks Weather Alerts

Updates regarding Virginia State Park Weather Alerts can be found here: https://www.nps.gov/shen/planyourvisit/conditions.htm