Activities
2021 Potawatomi Trail Hike - Hosted by Takhone Lodge #7

Saturday, March 27, 2021

Indiana Dunes State Park
Chesterton, IN 46304

The long-standing tradition in the region's Scouting history will take place once again. Hosted and planned by the South Area of Takhone Lodge 7, this event will complete hiking requirements for Cub Scout and Scouts BSA ranks, and provide chances to camp.

Push yourself to complete the Three Dune Challenge, hike the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan, enjoy the nature center- the possibilities are endless at the Potawatomi Trail Hike.

The Potawatomi Trail Hike is great opportunity for Scouts and Scouters as well as their families to experience some of the wonderful resourses in our own backyard.
PTAC Virtual Merit Badge Academy- PTAC Scouts Only

February 20 - May 22, 2021

Virtual Meetings

The Pathway to Adventure Council is pleased to announce its spring virtual merit badge academy! Between Feb 20 and May 22, PTAC Scouts* can sign up for classes led by expert merit badge counselors! To see what classes are available and to register, click the button below.

*Please note classes are open to PTAC Scouts only.
Inaugural Class of Female Eagle Scouts Celebration

Sunday, February 21, 2021
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Virtual Meeting

Join us on Sunday, February 21, for a virtual celebration of PTAC's first female Eagle Scouts! At the event, we will highlight our new Eagles and their projects, and hear from Boardview Fire Chief, Tracy Kenny, Council Commissioner Sue Simmons, and PTAC Scout Executive/CEO, Jeff Isaac. Following our local celebration, stay with us for a watch party of the national celebration, which begins at 7:00 PM.
Trainings
Life to Eagle Seminar

Wednesday, March 24, 2021
7:00 pm

Virtual Meeting

Join us for a Life to Eagle Seminar, delivered by the Pathway to Adventure Council Advancement Committee. Designed for Life Scouts, Unit Leaders, and Parents, this free virtual seminar will help guide you through the last steps on the trail to becoming an Eagle Scout!
College of Commissioner Science

Saturday, March 6, 2021
7:15 am - 4:30 pm

Virtual Meetings

Unit Service and Continuing Education Development For Unit Commissioners, Roundtable Commissioners, Asst. District Commissioners, District Commissioners, Asst. Council Commissioners, Council Commissioners, and Scouting professionals.
NRA Basic Rifle Certification Training

Saturday, March 6, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Welsh Center for Scouting
8751 Calumet Ave,
Munster, IN 46321

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Sunday, March 7, 2021, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Camp Betz
3858 E. Snow Road
Berrien Springs, MI 49103

This course includes classroom and range time learning to shoot rifles. Students learn NRA’s rules for safe gun handling; rifle parts and operation; ammunition; shooting fundamentals; range rules; shooting from the bench rest, prone, sitting, standing, and kneeling positions; cleaning, and continued opportunities for skill development. Students will receive the Basics of Rifle Shooting handbook, take a Basics of Rifle Shooting Student Examination, and receive a course completion certificate. Students will utilize the instructor’s firearms and ammunition.
NRA Basic Shotgun Certification Training

Saturday, March 13, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Welsh Center for Scouting
8751 Calumet Ave,
Munster, IN 46321

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Sunday, March 14, 2021, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Camp Betz
3858 E. Snow Road
Berrien Springs, MI 49103

This course includes classroom and range time learning how to shoot shotguns at moving targets. Students learn NRA’s rules for safe gun handling; shotgun parts and operation; shotgun shell components; shotgun shell malfunctions; shooting fundamentals; range rules; shooting at straight away and angled targets; cleaning; and continued opportunities for skill development. Students will receive the Basics of Shotgun Shooting handbook, take a Basics of Shotgun Shooting Student Examination, and receive a course completion certificate. Students will utilize the instructor’s firearms and ammunition.
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