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For Boy Scouts & Girls Scouts
Adventure and Skill Development for Scout Groups
Leadership, Skills, and Adventure
Learn new skills while having a fun adventure with your troops! BSA and GSUSA groups thrive at Nantahala Outdoor Center, with multiple Southeastern Rivers to navigate and a 500-acre adventure campus to explore, just steps off the Appalachian Trail.
Build Your Own Adventure
NOC offers a variety of adventures and courses from single-day to multi-day packages. From mild adventure for younger troops to high adventure, and so much in between, we offer more itineraries than any other outfitter in the Southeast and can work to customize a trip to fit your troop’s needs!
Choose a whitewater rafting adventure on seven different rivers in the Southeast. Spend a day traversing the Wild and Scenic Chattooga River, or extend the adventure with multi-day packages including Nantahala River rafting, zip-lining, hiking, and more.
NOC has over 40 years of experience facilitating group adventures and skill-building in leadership, teamwork, and environmental education through adventure and courses.
SOLO Southeast School provides top-notch instruction and courses in wilderness medicine first aid, wilderness medicine, and survival courses perfect for outdoor survival and education.
NOC’s renowned Paddling School provides top-notch kayak and canoe instruction. Our expert guides will balance high adventure with safety and instruction to ensure meaningful experiences for everyone.
With onsite lodging just steps from the Appalachian Trail, scouts often enjoy the convenience of staying onsite at the Nantahala River at night while exploring the Nantahala Gorge during the day.
Whether it’s outdoor fun and adventure, or skill-building, NOC has an itinerary to meet your needs. Request our group activities and packages here or speak with one of our Group Coordinators at 828.785.5010.
Nantahala River Rafting: Fully Guided in North Carolina
The classic family friendly whitewater rafting trip on an iconic mountain river. This popular trip is perfect for families and paddlers of any skill level.
Guided Fontana Lake Tour
Explore hidden nature on Fontana Lake with one of NOC’s guides showing you the way! Paddle your own boat with instructional assistance from an NOC expert guide so you feel comfortable during your entire trip.
Zip Line Adventure Park
Race your friends on 550-foot-long dual zip lines as you enter this aerial challenge park with over 16 exciting obstacles. NOC’s expert aerial guides offer advice as you explore two levels of the park at up to 40-feet above ground level!
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