The Kochemink Voyage
August 5-10, 2014 | Phillips Scout Camp
“Outdoor adventure is the promise made to boys when they join Scouting.” In the outdoors, Scouts have the opportunity to learn skills that make them more self reliant. Exploration, meeting challenges and experiencing difficulty develops character. The Kochemink Voyage is specifically intended to sharpen and deepen those basic skills that Samoset Scouts have already acquired in their home units. Learning by doing is a hallmark of outdoor education. This course is designed to instill competence and confidence in youth Scouts by arming them with the in-depth knowledge and practical application of the core outdoor skills used in the BSA program.
In this 6 day action packed voyage, Scouts will spend 4 solid days of intense hands-on learning in four core skill areas: Field Cooking, Land Navigation, Pioneering and Realistic First Aid. While not a leadership course, a successful graduate will be inspired to take his outdoor adventures to new heights. Armed with the confidence of having no fear in taking on new challenges, the outdoor adventure question will change from “how?” to “how far?” Becoming a great leader requires personal skills – and The Kochemink Voyage is a great place to hone them in. The great outdoors will be the only classroom – and “fun” will be the order of the day.
- Course Capacity is 32 participants, registration will be available soon.
- Jump Start Day (August 4h): If you need to brush up or be introduced to basic outdoor Scout skills before the course begins, join us a day early for individual and instructor sessions that are catered to your needs. Knife sharpening, fire starting, knots and lashings...tell us what you need and we will help.
- Course is open to all Youth Boy Scouts, Youth Venture Scouts, and all registered Adults in Samoset Council.
- Youth Boy Scouts must qualify by being 1st Class before Course start date, and have camped 6 nights outdoors with their home unit. NOT recommended for 1st year Scouts.
- Venture Crew Youth are recommended to have already experienced 6 nights of camping
- Any Adult Leader attending is required to have completed Youth Protection Training
- $50 non-refundable deposits due by April 20th, full payment due by June 1st, no refunds after July 1st.
- Inquiries can be directed to: Course Director, Mike LaPorte: or 715-571-3918.