CHEROKEE SCOUT RESERVATION
NEW for 2019! Are you up to the challenge? The pole towers 30 feet in the air, but you’re determined to climb it. Step by step, inch by inch, you climb higher and higher. The cheers of your friends on the ground drown out the voice inside saying you’ll never make it all the way—although your knees still feel a little wobbly. It takes a long time, but eventually you reach the top. As you ring a bell hanging just above your head, you breathe deeply, knowing that you’ve met the challenge and are ready for more.
The Leadership Challenge is a Scouting program that includes group initiative games, trust events, and challenges that reach from the ground to the sky. The Leadership Challenge will let you climb, swing, balance, jump, rappel, problem-solve, and become stronger both as individuals and as a team. Are you ready? Then climb on!
We designed the Leadership Challenge in response to the demand from senior patrol leaders looking for a leadership development opportunity during summer camp. The Leadership Challenge emphasizes seven major leadership skills: communication, planning, teamwork, trust, decision making, problem solving, and self-esteem. In addition to growing as a leader, Scouts who participate in the Leadership Challenge are guaranteed a fun-filled
week. Leadership Challenge participants are recognized with a cool patch during the Friday night closing campfire.
• Scouts must be 13 years of age.
• Leadership Challenge is limited to 12 participants per week.
• Leadership Challenge demands a certain amount of maturity and physical stamina of participants and should
be discussed before registering for this activity.
• Scouts must wear soft-soled shoes.
• Leadership Challenge is a half-day (3-hour) program.
• Leadership Challenge is scheduled from 2:00 pm to 4:50 pm.
Cherokee Scout Reservation has a well-equipped climbing tower facility that will allow Scouts to learn and utilize the necessary skills for a safe and exciting climbing experience. Throughout the week participants will be able to take part in two different climbing experiences, rappelling, and belaying to complete the requirements of the Climbing merit badge. They will also learn about the equipment and safety procedures involved in producing a safe climbing environment.