MOUNT ST. HELENS

SUPER ADVENTURE

August 13-15, 2021

PROGRAM DOCUMENTS

Information Packet

Schedule

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

After more than two years, Volcano Scouting is back in-person at the Mount St. Helens Science and Learning Center! As an ode to our original Mount St. Helens Super Adventure in 2015, we are hosting yet another three-day adventure experience in the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument. Participants will engage in a number of coronavirus-safe outdoor activities including nature hikes, science inquiries, stewardship projects, campfire programs, and more.

PARTICIPANT REQUIREMENTS

  • Registered youth and adult members of the Scouts, BSA program

  • Reside within the State of Washington or Oregon

  • BSA Medical Forms: Part A and B

REGISTRATION DATES

  • Opens: 9:00 AM PT, Sunday, June 20

  • Closes: 11:59 PM PT, Wednesday, July 28

REGISTRATION COST

$45.00/person + third-party processing fee

EVENT LOCATION

Mount St. Helens Science and Learning Center

19000 Spirit Lake Hwy, Toutle, WA 98649

PARTICIPANT RESTRICTIONS

  • Total Participant Capacity: 50 people*

  • Maximum Cohort Size: 16 people*

  • No participants with underlying health conditions or compromised immune systems.

 

*Subject to change in accordance with public health guidelines. See "COVID-19 Information" below.

PARTICIPATION BENEFITS

  • T-Shirt

  • Patch

  • Mask

  • Primitive Tent Campsite Access

  • Cooked Meals Delivered to Your Campsite

  • Virtual and In-Person Programming

SUPPORT MOUNT ST. HELENS

This year, our team is introducing a charitable donation option at the time of registration to help raise funds for organizations that support conservation and eco-tourism initiatives at Mount St, Helens. We understand these are difficult times for everyone, but consider making a tax-deductible donation to a worthy charitable organization when you register your scout for this year's event.

This Year's Benefiting Organizations:

ADVANCEMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Scouts will have the opportunity to complete four (4) merit badges as part of this program through a combination of pre-event virtual activities and in-person activities.

ABOUT OUR CURRICULUM

Volcano Scouting utilizes a plethora of open-source curriculum from trusted government agencies, academic institutions, non-profit organizations, and the Boy Scouts of America for its programming. Content is arranged by merit badge to support individual learning and group facilitation, but merit badge requirement certification is conducted in accordance with the BSA's Guide to Advancement through virtual quizzes and submitted assignments.

In addition to utilizing Instructure's Canvas learning management system (LMS) to deliver our pre-event instruction to scouts, our staff and guest presenters will lead in-person instruction at the Mount St. Helens Science and Learning Center. Scouts must complete both virtual assignments (predominately literature-based) prior to the event and hands-on projects that will be incorporated into in-person programming for completion of all merit badges. This year, our merit badge counselors will be utilizing ScoutBook to certify merit badge completions and partial completions.

ABOUT OUR INSTRUCTORS

Volcano Scouting was established by a group of scouts, adult leaders, and land managers in 2016 who continue to serve our program today! Check out who will be engaging with scouts this year:

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QUENTIN COMUS

Instructor / Merit Badge Counselor / Curriculum Developer

Quentin is a Sophomore at OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon majoring in Natural Resources Education. An Eagle Scout and Hornaday Silver Medal recipient, he has several years of experience advocating for and teaching environmental conservation in the Scouting program. He is also the President of Volcano Scouting. You can contact him at quentincomus@gmail.com

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RONALD COMUS

Instructor / Merit Badge Counselor

Ron is the Scoutmaster of Troop 7520 in Newberg, Oregon. He grew up in Indiana where he was awarded his Eagle Scout rank in 1983. After moving to Oregon in 2005, he was reintroduced to scouting as a leader, when his son, Quentin, joined Cub Scout Pack 196 in Newberg. He became Scoutmaster for Troop 7520 in 2013.  Being active in scouting has given him several years of learning and teaching experience in the outdoors. You can contact him at roncomus66@gmail.com