The Best Outdoor Scout and Youth Group Trips in Tennessee

Summertime means adventure time for scout troops and youth groups in Tennessee!

Summertime in Tennessee is a beautiful thing for many reasons: sunshine, beautiful foliage and great adventures outside. For scouts and youth groups, it means camping, swimming and just enjoying nature! With the warm weather comes opportunities for lots of outdoor activities in Tennessee for youth groups and boy scout troops! Warm weather brings about several activities to do in Tennessee and here are a few.


Benton Falls in The Cherokee National Forest is a one and a half to two-mile hike that ends at a 65 foot high waterfall. This hike is suitable for all fitness levels and has no age restrictions! As hiking is a great activity for youth groups in Tennessee, this would be perfect for all kids. Get exercise and finish up with a beautiful, rewarding view.

Hiwassee River

The Hiwassee River, also located in The Cherokee National Forest, offers a wide range of activities to do for scout troops and youth groups in Tennessee. The river itself is about 147 miles long, leaving many miles for exploration! You can hike, fish, camp, canoe and raft. There is something for everyone and all ages to do on the Hiwassee River. Maybe take your troop or youth group on a camping trip, or just spend a day floating along the water!

Ocoee Zipz

Ocoee Zipz, located in Benton Tennessee, just outside of the Cherokee National Forest. The zipline course consists of seven tours all named for different parts of the Wizard of Oz! Experiencing the whole course generally takes about two hours. It’s the perfect adventure for youth groups and scout troops with members over the age of six! Its fun and exciting for all, with short walks to give you an insight into nature, wildlife, history and culture of the area.


A historical favorite of scout troops and youth groups, Tennesssee is packed with camping options for kids! Benton, Tennessee has many camping sites to choose from. Chilhowee Campground, one of our favorites, is located inside the Cherokee National Forest with tent sites and RV sites available. You troop or youth group can swim at McCamy Lake, take a mountain bike ride down Clemmer Trail or hike back to Benton Falls. And end your day with a campfire at night telling stories of your day and roasting marshmallows.


With all of the opportunities that Southeast Tennessee has to offer for youth groups and scout troops, there is something for everyone, no matter what age.


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