Boy Scout & Girl Scout Rafting Trips Near Philmont Scout Ranch

Our History of Scout Trips

Arkansas River Tours has a long history of providing scout trips. We were founded by former Colorado Outward Bound executive director, Rick Medrick, who instilled a focus of experiential learning in our river program. Our guides are trained to identify teachable moments and provide a learning experience on all of our boy scout and girl scout rafting trips.  Let us handle the logistics of a ½ day, full day, or multi-day training while your troop engages in the whitewater classroom!

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Boy Scouts rafting, Philmont Scout Ranch

Boy Scouts of America and Girl Scouts of America Achievement Badges

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Girl Scout Water Badge, Scout rafting, whitewater rafting girl scouts, Philmont Scout Ranch

Please contact us about designing a course to satisfy the Girl Scouts of USA water badge requirements or Boy Scouts of USA merit badge requirements. We are the exclusive providers of rafting trips for Leading the Way Tours, a company that organizes activities and travel for scouts heading to Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico. We have an extensive list of references including programs and camps that we’ve worked with for over 20 years.

If your scout troop is traveling through Colorado, add us to your adventure! The distance from Philmont Scout Ranch is 3 hours and your boy scout or girl scout troop is welcome to camp the night before the trip.  Enjoy camping at our riverside location in Cotopaxi!


Planning a Boy Scouts Of USA or Girl Scouts of USA rafting trip for Summer 2019?  Give us a shout!