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The Ride of a Lifetime

The 2024 Horse Trek lottery will open Fall 2023. Participants must be age 13+ by June 1, 2024.

2023 Horse Trek Information

Join us on this once in a lifetime adventure traveling the 165 miles between Butte Creek Scout Ranch, near the Scotts Mills area Northeast of Salem, and Camp Baldwin, near Dufur. Travel through the majestic Mt. Hood Wilderness area where you’ll learn about horses, the wilderness, horse-packing, and lots of cowboy tales from head wrangler Scott DePaolo and his crack team of wranglers. Each rider will bring their personal gear, sleeping bag, and a tent. If the heavens are smiling down on us, plan to sleep under the stars while listening to the crickets chirping and bull-frogs croaking. Grub is served chuck wagon-style by Cookie and his staff. Must be age 13+ by June 1, 2023. Participants are selected by a lottery system. You can enter the lottery by selecting the red button below.

Eastbound Horse Trek: June 17 – June 25, 2023
Westbound Horse Trek: August 19 – August 27, 2023

Cost: $722. There will be additional fees if a youth is not registered with BSA. Fees TBA. If selected, a $200 nonrefundable is due to secure your reservation.

Refund Policy:  Preparation for the horse rides include, shoeing the horses, veterinarian rotations, training schedules for horses and volunteer wranglers.   There are NO refunds within two weeks of your riding day.  Prior to two weeks we will refund up to 50% of the fee.

Impact for Generations.
Prepared for Life.

This is more than a motto. It is a manifesto. It is our promise to the community and to every parent and child who Scouts with us. By Scouting in the Cascade Pacific Council (CPC) of the Boy Scouts of America, every youth can learn to make an impact on the world around them and be more prepared for career and life.

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