Focusing on Leadership

The fundamentals of scouting, the ethics and knowledge of the outdoors, and the communities that we live in are all building of the character of the youth of tomorrow. As a core objective, this program seeks to develop leadership skills in the participating youth.

All participants must be between 14 and 21 years of age. No exceptions! Cost of program is $389 for in-council participants, $415 for out-of-council participants.

About C.P.T

C.P.T. is part of our joint effort with Camp Whitsett to continue building the character of older youth through activities and challenges which will hold their interest. As young adults get wrapped up in high school life, they often lose interest in scouting or become bogged down with other activities. This program is designed to give older scouts the opportunity to meet others of their own age, and to give them an experience that they will remember for the rest of their lives.

C.P.T. is a leadership development program which focuses on promoting and developing individual and group skill sets using high adventure-based activities as a catalyst. The C.P.T. program is a week-long progression of adventure activities which will include backpacking, mountain biking, a traditional rock climbing experience, and many other challenging outdoor elements. In C.P.T. emphasis will be placed on group decision making, teamwork, wilderness ethics, risk management, critical thinking, and problem solving skills. As part of the design of this program, the specific schedule of activities changes from year to year and is not announced.

This program requires a minimum of 4 participants, with a maximum group size of 10. The program develops differently each week based upon the unique dynamics of each group of participants. Two trained staff members will guide the program based on the skills and needs of the group.

Older scouts may attend camp and the C.P.T. program as individuals, or may participate during the week that your troop is at Camp Whitsett. In either case, they will leave Camp Whitsett on Monday morning and return Friday evening after a fun, high adventure-filled week.

Due to the strenuous and challenging nature of the program all participants are asked to prepare for a challenging week. All participants must be age 14-21 by the June 1st of the year attending, as well as meet the Sierra Expeditions height/weight requirements.

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What you will need

  • Medication (if needed)
  • Medical form: signed by physician
  • Small Rain Fly
  • Parachute cord
  • Personal Ground Cloth
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • 3 pairs of Socks (preferably wool blend)
  • Bowl and spoon
  • Two pairs of shorts
  • One pair of pants
  • One light long sleeved shirt
  • Two t-shirts
  • One fleece pullover
  • Lightweight rain jacket
  • 4 quart-sized water bottles or equivalent
  • Pocket knife
  • Hiking boots
  • Water shoes or slippers (serves double use as evening shoes)
  • Wide-brimmed hat
  • Warm Hat
  • Personal Pack towel
  • Toothbrush and Toothpaste
  • Backpacking Backpack (recommended 60L or 4000 cu. inches)
  • Underwear
  • Swimming Suit
  • *Notebook, paper and pens
  • *Spending Money approx. $45 (in case you forget something)
  • *Camera and film
  • *Fishing gear
  • *California fishing license
  • *Sunglasses