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.  


  •  To create a safe introduction to the sport.
  • To provide a safe and fun environment where a Scout can sharpen the primary skills of the sport.
  • To support the mountain biking option of the cycling merit badge.
  • To develop skills development, teamwork, and respect for the community and the environment.
  • To provide comprehensive Cycling Merit Badge Counselor training and to establish and maintain national standards and best practices.
  • To provide comprehensive risk management guidelines for Boy Scout Council mountain bike programs.
  • To provide technical assistance and support for other mountain bike program formation, camps and special events.
  • To advocate for the environmental conservation of natural areas and parklands, mountain bike trail access, and the development of sustainable trail systems.

Why Scouting MTB?

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. 

Schedule Your Troop for Our Cycling Merit Badge Program

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

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.

Why we think Scouting MTB is the best!

inspire . . educate . . ride

  • Earn your cycling merit badge
  • Learn valuable riding skills
  • Earn valuable discounts towards a new bike, parts, accessories, and repairs *
  • Participate in Scout Day at Skypark at Santa's Village Bike Park *

* You must complete your cycling merit badge with Scouting MTB