Camping is one of the best-known methods of the Scouting movement. When he founded the Scouting movement in the early 1900s, Robert Baden-Powell encouraged every Scout to learn the art of living out-of-doors. He believed a young person able to take care of himself while camping would have the confidence to meet life's other challenges, too.

Outdoor adventure is the promise made to boys when they join Scouting. Boys yearn for outdoor programs that stir their imagination and interest.

Troop 12 strives to provide at least one outdoor event each month, whether it be camping, hiking or another outdoor activity. While attendance at every event is not mandatory, these events provide the Scouts with opportunities to experience the outdoors and work on their advancement.