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2023 Boy Scout Merit Badge Adventure Weekend
May 19-21, 2023

Hosted by the Daniel Boone Council & Adventure Center of Asheville


Merit Badge Workshops are offered Saturday and Sunday. Camping is offered Friday Night (for out-of-council troops) and Saturday Night at the Adventure Center of Asheville (for everyone).  Adventure Activities on Saturday and Sunday are also available at discounted prices.  Every participant must pre-register (including siblings and adults) using the above link. 

Saturday Merit Badge Workshops may include:

  • Architecture
  • Automotive Maintenance
  • Aviation
  • Citizenship in the Community
  • Citizenship Nation
  • Citizenship World
  • Communication
  • Crime Prevention/Traffic Safety
  • Electronics/Eletricity
  • Engineering Pulp and Paper
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Science
  • E prep
  • First Aid
  • Goin’ Great
  • Law/Journalism
  • Photography
  • Space Exploration
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Weather and Scholarship
  • Wilderness Survival

Sunday Merit Badge Workshops may include: 

  • Mountain Biking
  • Search & Rescue
  • Movie Making

Pricing and Details

  • $25 for the Saturday Event includes Merit Badge workshops and lunch (8am-5pm)
  • $10 for the Sunday Event includes Merit Badge Workshops and a 9/11 ceremony (9am-2pm)
  • Saturday Merit Badge Sessions will be at Asheville Catholic School, 12 Culvern Street, Asheville, NC, 28804.
  • Sunday Merit Badge Sessions will be at the Adventure Center of Asheville. 
  • Anyone participating in any activity at the Adventure Center of Asheville is required to have a waiver signed by a legal guardian and an armband given at registration.  2023 Waiver is here! 
  • There is no transportation provided between Asheville Catholic and the Adventure Center.  It is on your own.

Adventure Activities at the Adventure Center of Asheville include:

Camping at the Adventure Center- on the fields of the Adventure Center


Friday Night Camping

  • Available for Out-of-Council Troops for $10 per person.
  • Be sure to register all parents and siblings who may camp.
  • Restrooms provided
  • Hammock Camping is not available.

Saturday Night Camping

  • Available to everyone at $15 per person.
  • Be sure to register all parents and siblings who may camp.
  • Restrooms provided.
  • Saturday night cracker barrel and Sunday hot breakfast included.
  • Hammock Camping is not available. 

Asheville Treetops Adventure Park

Saturday Twilight at 7:30 pm and Sunday 9:00am

ATAP is a challenge course in the trees that has over 77 unique climbing, rolling, walking, jumping, swinging, and rappelling challenges anchored to over 30 trees and towering poles tucked into a wooded park. There are 7 different adventure trails ranging from beginner to challenging levels. There are several elements that are representative of the activities you can do in North Carolina including a sky kayak, a parkway tunnel, a snowboard in the sky, swinging hula hoops, bumper boats and a zip hang glider, all in the trees that make this a “Truly Asheville Adventure.”

We use a new technology called “smart belays” that, when used properly, are designed to assure Park Guests are attached to safety systems at all times and cannot detach from the system until they have completed the aerial trail and are back on the ground. Guests can explore freely knowing the safety system monitors their attachments and is designed to not allow accidental unclipping from the safety points. It is an active adventure that incorporates physical fitness and personal accomplishment.

For the Twilight trip, watch the world transform from dusk to night while climbing in the trees. Trails will be illuminated to give climbing the obstacles a new perspective. Over 15,000 colored lights, plus colorful lasers sparkling on thousands of leaves, cables, rope, and platforms throughout the park will create a mystical tree climbing experience like you can’t imagine.

Asheville Skyline Canopy Adventure

Saturday at 6:30 PM and Sunday at 9:00 AM

An urban canopy tour in treetop platforms on several large adventure towers with mountain and skyline views of Asheville. 

Zippers will enjoy scenic mountain views, as well as spectacular views of the Asheville skyline, as they fly through tree-lined corridors. The Skyline trip includes 5 ziplines with 1,200 foot lines to go down side by side with a friend. 

  • ages 8 and over
  • all guests must weigh between 70 and 250 lbs.
  • 2 hours
  • Boy Scout Troop 61 will provide an adult chaperone for each trip
  • $55/person

Kolo Bike Park

Weekend Pass

Part of the Adventure Center of Asheville is a bicycle experience called Kolo Bike Park with approx. 3 miles of purpose-built mountain bike and cyclo-cross trails; wooden features with a jump line on rolling terrain; and an adult and kids pump track. We like to think of it as a mountain bike sampler-pack.  Some of the features you’ll find are:

  • Machine-built flow trail with dirt berms and rollers
  • 2 pump tracks for beginner and advanced
  • Wooden balance features and bridges
  • Wooden step-down and gap jumps
  • Dirt jump area with jumps ranging from easy to difficult
  • 180-degree wood berm

The park is designed for all rider levels. Whether you’re just learning, taking it easy, or looking to push your edge a bit – you’ll find a taste of it at Kolo Bike Park. Hand-built single track in wooded space

  • Helmet and closed toe shoes are required
  • Pass is available from Saturday at 5pm until Sunday at 5pm
  • $15/person
  • Rentals available for $40 with park pass


Fun adventures for the full family, Ages 4+

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Keith Bayer
Keith Bayer
November 27, 2022.
Absolutely Awesome!!
Len Gabel
Len Gabel
November 13, 2022.
This is a great place if you have never zip lined. The guys made it safe and comfortable and lots of fun. Beware the corny jokes.
Terri Frenia
Terri Frenia
November 4, 2022.
Very nice people, fun time :)
Ceiara Cartony
Ceiara Cartony
October 30, 2022.
Our favorite time of year, 5th yr experiencing The Haunted Trail -- never to disappoint! Thanks for another awesome year!
Adam Graham
Adam Graham
October 25, 2022.
So much fun. Definitely worth a visit. The Zipline guides are hilarious and fun.
Alexis A.
Alexis A.
October 25, 2022.
My son and I went ziplining, we did the short course. Though we were both terrified - it was extremely exhilarating! Brandon and Briggs were awesome instructors, and were also patient with me with each line as I was not able to get the courage to lift my feet to go 😳(I was too scared). Highly recommend visiting!
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The Adventure Center of Asheville is located adjacent to the Crowne Plaza Resort at 85 Expo Drive in Asheville.

Take Exit 3A off of I-240 | Off Patton Ave behind Regent Park

85 Expo Drive
Asheville, NC 28806

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+1 (877) 247-5539

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+1 (828) 225-2921


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