The Program

What activities to do we do?

The beauty of being a young man in Troop 73 is that YOU get to decide on what we do as a troop.  Every year towards the end of the summer, the boys in the troop get to vote on what types of activities they want to do.  This information is gathered and handed to the Senior Patrol Leader.  Once the items are selected, the adults work with the boys to figure out when and where they will take place.  This is done at the Annual Program Planning Summit.  Although there are hundreds of activities that we do, these are some of the most common ones.  The bolded activities are ones we generally do every year:


Big Creek Canoeing Fall 2013

Camporee / Patrol Competitions


Caving (simple novice activities only)

Cross Country Skiing

Disc Golf

Downhill Skiing / Snowboarding

Cherry Lake Fishing Bliss


Fossil Hunting



Horseback Riding


Motor Boating

Mountain Biking

Climb Iowa - Indoor Climbing Wall

Rock Climbing

SailboardingRoller Blading / Skating


Shooting sports (rifle, shotgun, bow)


Small Boat Sailing

Snow ShoeingShooting .22 Rifles at Camp Cedars


Tubing (floating down a river in an inner tube)

Winter Survival / shelter building

Zip Lining