BTSR to Offer All-Terrain Vehicles (ATV’s) in 2014

One of the pillars of the BSA’s current National Strategic Plan is to offer dynamic and relevant programs in order to attract and retain Scouts. This year our Executive Board has approved a new activity—all-terrain vehicles—that support that goal while satisfying boys’ need for speed.
Boy Scout ATV program
Buffalo Trail Scout Ranch is an approved site for the B.S.A.’s National A.T.V. program and will offer the program as a part of the Circle H Ranching Heritage program and our Cavalcade Programs. Scouts will learn care and proper maintenance of safety equipment and A.T.V.’s, A.T.V. safety procedures, respect for the environment, and basic operation and handling of the A.T.V.  The program will be conducted on site utilizing existing service and ranch roads at the Historic Circle H Ranch.

Scouts will complete the ATV Safety Institute’s Rider Course, a 16 lesson hands-on course designed for every level of rider from “never seen an ATV” to experienced riders. Scouts will learn how to ride safely, responsibly, and be “rideractive” while hill riding, performing emergency stopping and swerving, quick turns and riding over obstacles. They will also learn about protective gear, regulations, where to ride, ATV maintenance and environmental concerns. After the completion of the Rider Course, scouts will receive ATV Safety Institute Rider Course completion cards and will participate in riding a circuit track and a Trail Ride. Riders must be at least 14 years old on the first day of class. All scouts must wear long sleeve shirts, pants that cover the shins, boots that cover the ankles and it is recommended to bring a bandana. Gloves, goggles and helmets will be provided but scouts are free to bring their own.

This exciting course will allow participants the opportunity to experience a part of the Buffalo Trail Scout Ranch that is rarely seen by others, including breathtaking views of the Madera Canyon.

The cost per rider is $60.00 and the program runs weekly as part of the Cavalcade and Circle H High Adventure Programs.