The 1stYear program teaches basic camping skills. Youth will receive instruction on trail camp set up ,backpacking skills, trail foods, compass use and how to follow a bearing on the trail. Participants are organized into patrols and spend two nights away from base camp. One overnight hike is spent with Scouters, while on the second overnight, the patrol hikes and camps on their own. Scouts will also visit “Baldy” and Fort Walsh National Historic Site.