Cedar Island Boy Scout

Calling all Boy Scouts! Prepare for an unforgettable adventure at Cedar Island Ranch, beautifully located along the pristine shores of eastern North Carolina. Our ranch offers a unique outdoor experience, where scouts can engage in horseback riding, explore diverse ecosystems, and develop leadership skills in a stunning natural setting.

Horseback Riding and Exploration

Embark on an extraordinary adventure with a horseback ride along the picturesque beaches of Pamlico Sound. Our stables provide an exceptional experience as you traverse the coastline on a well-trained horse, perfect for observing the spectacular shoreline and discovering the wild horses and cattle that freely roam our islands. 

The Stables at Cedar Island Ranch deliver more than just horseback rides, they offer a complete beach and wilderness exploration experience. Travel along the shoreline and across miles of unspoiled terrain, where scouts might encounter the majestic Outer Banks Wild Spanish Horses that have freely wandered these areas for centuries. Additionally, our rides offer opportunities to observe a variety of marine wildlife, including dolphins, sea otters, seabirds, free-range cattle, and diverse species of saltwater life.

Our 90-minute rides feature spectacular 1,000-foot water crossings between Cedar Island and Ship Shoal Island, complemented by extensive beach trail riding. Boy Scouts and their leaders will find these horseback riding adventures not only thrilling but also enriching, as they offer a hands-on way to learn about coastal ecology, wildlife conservation, and horsemanship.

Campfire Nights

Campfire nights at Cedar Island Ranch offer a blend of relaxation and reflection after a day full of exploration. As dusk settles over Pamlico Sound, scouts and leaders gather around the crackling fire, where the atmosphere is perfect for sharing stories and insights from the day’s adventures. These gatherings are crucial for team bonding and provide a tranquil setting for scouts to connect and unwind.

During the evening, scouts can engage in classic campfire activities such as roasting marshmallows for s’mores or fishing off the dock and further connecting them to the marine environment of Cedar Island. 

Accommodations for Everyone

Understanding the importance of a good night’s rest after a day full of activities, Cedar Island Ranch provides various accommodation options to suit any preference. Our motel offers beautifully redecorated standard rooms, while our camping sites allow for a more immersive outdoor experience. Each lodging choice is equipped with essential amenities to ensure that scouts have a safe and comfortable stay, allowing them to recharge and prepare for another day of adventure.

Cedar Island Ranch is the ideal setting for merit badge requirements, team-building, and developing leadership skills in a dynamic and engaging environment. With our diverse range of activities and beautiful natural surroundings, scouts will leave with not only new skills and knowledge but also memories that will last a lifetime.

Contact us today to plan your visit and discover all that Cedar Island Ranch has to offer!

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