At every level, Scouting is about learning by doing. From themed Den meetings where Cub Scouts might build milk carton bird houses or play the Tape Ball Game to international gatherings where Scouts collaborate with others from around the globe, the activities are endless.

Within the Great Smoky Mountain Council, Scouts camp out year-round in groups large and small, work toward merit badges in activities ranging from canoeing to coin collecting and rifle shooting to robotics, attend exciting day camps, show off their woodscraft skills in competitions with other Scout groups, and support their communities through meaningful service projects.

Beyond the council, Scouts can challenge themselves during demanding hiking, paddling, sailing, and action sports expeditions at high adventure bases around the country, and attend national and international gatherings of Scouts to exchange ideas and broaden their understanding of the world around them.