Diamond H Spring Break

High Adventure Treks

Boy Scouts and Venturers are invited to attend this high adventure week in the wilderness of the Cookson Hills.  This camp is scheduled during Oklahoma's spring break in March.  Scouts new to backpacking may participate in the Backbacking Basics Trek.  Youth ages 14-20 may participate in the Kodiak Leaderhip Trek.  The Spring Break staff also offers a High Adventure Trek, 50 miler canoeing and backpacking.

Cost is $190, and all food for the week and bus transportation to and from the Oklahoma City Scout Office, and includes a pick up and drop off stop at the Lowe's parking lot in Shawnee. 

Backpacking Basics

Hiking, camping, and backpacking are challenging outdoor activities. For those looking to sharpen their outdoor skills and learn about backpacking, Diamond H Scout Ranch offers a week-long introduction to backpacking over Spring Break. Participants will complete a Leave No Trace Awareness Workshop to learn how to minimize their impact on the environment while backpacking. The course will also cover backpacking equipment, choosing a campsite, orienteering techniques, water treatment, cooking, and trek planning.

♦  Youth must be at least 12 years old by the first day of the trek and have prior camping experience.

♦  Adults may participate in this Trek to learn essential backpacking skills!

Kodiak Leadership Trek

For youth who have some backpacking experience, Spring Break offers a Kodiak Leadership Course.  Participants will complete a backpacking trek as a crew where they will achieve five leadership commissions, symbolized by the claws of a bear. Unlike other leadership courses, Kodiak is taught completely outdoors using nature’s examples of leadership. Crew members will face challenges on the trail that will test their teamwork and leadership skills. Shooting sports, geocaching, and land navigation activities are all a part of this trek experience.

Youth must be at least 14 years old and have completed the 8th grade by the first day of the trek and have prior backpacking experience.

♦  Boy Scouts should have completed Troop Leadership Training, be at least First Class, and hold a leadership position in their troop.  NYLT is recommended, but not required.

♦  Venturers should have completed ILSC.  NYLT is recommended, but not required.

♦  Other youth should have completed a basic leadership course or training session.

Advanced High Adventure Trek

An outdoor learning experience for backpackers and outdoor enthusiasts! Experience a combination of a canoeing and hiking trek of at least 50 miles combined on the Illinois River and the backcountry at Diamond H.

Participants must be at least 14 years old and completed the 8th grade by the first day of the trek. Good physical fitness is required. 

File Name Description
DH Spring Break Brochure Promotional brochure for Diamond H Spring Break. Download
DH Topographic Map - Entire Camp Detailed topographic map of Diamond H Scout Ranch. 14" x 14" Download
DH-directions Directions to Diamond H Scout Ranch. Download
Personal Packing List Download
Topo map of Cookson WMA.pdf Topographic map of the Cookson Wildlife Management Area adjoining Diamond H Scout Ranch. Download
Position Name Telephone
Diamond H Program Director Curt Geimer (405) 840-1114 Email