Let’s ride! Explore back country trails at Cherokee Scout Reservation after you complete the ATV Safety Institute RiderCourse on our ATV Field. Suitable for any level of rider, you will learn the basics of riding safely while respecting the environment. The course builds fundamentals and ends with a fun and scenic trail ride through the back country of camp!
Who can participate?
Scouts 14 and up
Registered adult leaders
Maximum class size is 8 (first priority will be given to youth)
Are there age and weight limits?
Scouts must be at least 14 years old.
Maximum weight for 14-15 year old participants is 180 pounds. (Manufacturer specified)
Maximum weight for 16 year old and older participants is 215 pounds. (Manufacturer specified)
Can I bring my own ATV?
No. All ATVs used in ATV PowerSport must be the property of the Old North State Council.
Can I bring my own helmet, goggles, or gloves?
Yes. Helmets must have the DOT approved markings.
You are responsible for personal items at all times.
How many riders are in a class?
Class size is limited to 8
Are there any prerequisites?
E-Course completion prior to arrival. To complete the E-course, Scouts need to access https://cbt.svia.org/login/index.php, then scroll to the bottom and create a new account. From there, they will be able to log-in and start the course.
The E-course requires a strong internet connection because it uses videos, pictures, check-lists and quizzes to provide a fun, interactive learning environment.
Upon completion of the E-course, Scouts will receive a certificate of completion. Bring the certificate with you and we will collect them at check in.
See more details about what you need to bring to the course below
Is safety gear provided?
Helmet, Goggles, and Gloves are provided
You need to bring long pants, long sleeves, and boots/shoes that cover the ankles.
What does it cost?
The fee may vary depending on whether it is offered during a camp event or scheduled by a Scouting unit.
What do you teach?
We teach the ATV RiderCourse program developed by the ATV Safety Institute. The ATV RiderCourse is two parts, a 2 hour online E-Course (must be completed at home prior to arrival) and a hands-on, S-Course conducted by licensed ATV Safety Institute Instructors. The E-Course develops safety knowledge and awareness through interactive activities and video. The course covers protective gear (like DOT-compliant ATV helmets), environmental concerns, riding strategies, and local laws and is a prerequisite for the hands-on S-Course. The S-Course offers students an opportunity to practice basic riding skills in a controlled environment under the supervision of a licensed Instructor.
Students practice basic safety techniques with hands-on exercises covering starting and stopping, turning (both gradual and quick), negotiating hills, emergency stopping and swerving, and riding over obstacles. Particular emphasis is placed on the safety implications relating to each lesson.
Who teaches the course?
The ATV RiderCourse is taught only by Instructors who are licensed by the ATV Safety Institute. All ATV Safety Institute Instructors must complete a comprehensive training program and meet specific requirements to become licensed.
Cherokee Scout Reservation has 4 licensed instructors.
What will I receive after completing the course?
Upon completion of the RiderCourse, Scouts will receive a patch, certificate, and pocket card.
Boots/shoes that cover the ankles. Hiking boots work fine.
Scouts apply ATV safe rider techniques during trail ride.
Creek crossings are fun!
Scouts learning ATV safe riding techniques in the ATV field.
Out Lead. Out Serve. Out Achieve.
Cherokee Scout Reservation 3296 Boy Scout Camp Road | Yanceyville, NC 27379 | 336-694-6440 An Old North State Council, Boy Scouts of America facility 1405 Westover Terrace | Greensboro, NC 27408 | 336-378-9166
It is the policy of the Cherokee Scout Reservation not to discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical condition), gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or familial status, genetic information, citizenship status, ability, or any other legally protected characteristic in the administration of our program. Cherokee Scout Reservation will make accommodations, as far as is practical, to meet the needs of a person with disabilities as directed by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Any camper or leader with a disability requiring assistance of the camp staff should contact the camp director at least 12 days prior to arrival at summer camp.
To report a violation of this policy, please contact Old North State Council Director of Cherokee Scout Reservation and Strategic Initiatives Bud Harrelson at 336-378-9166 or email@example.com.