To promote physical fitness through the sport of mountain biking and the benefits of mountain biking as a healthy, low impact, outdoor recreational lifestyle. And to instill values in young people and prepare them to make ethical choices during their lifetimes, to take leadership roles as, and to reach their full potential.
The Scouting MTB is a quality mountain bike program rooted in education, stewardship, and skills progression. The program provides learning opportunities for all riders, but remains challenging enough to build confidence and self-esteem at the same time. The participants are given the necessary resources to push their limits while minimizing the mental and physical risks.
Does your troop have a group of Scouts interested in earning their cycling merit badge mountain biking portion? Then contact Program Director Louis Almeida to see how Scouting MTB can schedule your troop for our mountain biking program. Louis Almeida can be reach by email or call us at (760) 890-7094
Challenge by choice is a philosophy and strategy within the outdoor education sector in which participants are invited to challenge themselves and participate on their own terms. It’s important to allow participants to choose what participation level they are comfortable with, set their own goals and measure their own success. It is our role to present the challenge, provide safety instruction for the activity, instruct the participant in the skills required to overcome the challenge, and to guide the participant in setting goals and levels of success. While an instructor should obviously encourage participants to push themselves physically and mentally, participants are never forced or coerced out of their comfort zone.
* You must complete your cycling merit badge with Scouting MTB