Scouting And Youth Groups

Scouting and Youth Groups

Scouting and Youth Groups


Adventure Treks Youth Group on The Summit of Mt Shasta with SWS Mountain Guides
A Youth Group On The Summit Of Mt Shasta

SWS Mountain Guides has a long history of working with Scouting organizations to help complement thier adult leadership and facilitate High Adventure experiences.  SWS Mountain Guides was co-featured in Boys Life (Venturing Crew 491) for facilitating a guided climb of Mt Shasta.  But this was just one of long list of trips we have guided over the years.  We have helped faclitating rock climbing and rock climbing merit badges throughout the state.   We have done annual trainings for Camp Menzies Girl Scouts, taught climbing to dozens of Boy Scout Troops, and even helped backpack across the Sierra on a high adventure expedition.

Its Personal

Scouting is an important and fundamental building block for many children and young adults.  It was especially important to the management team here at SWS Mountain Guides, as it helped forge many of our early experiences and values.

Tim Keating CEO, got his start in mountaineering through Venture Crew in Southern California. JB Brown, CMO and Senior Guide, is an Eagle Scout who's scouting experience shaped his career traveling and climbing around the World.  For this reason we do what we can to help facilitate the experiences of other scouts and youths through out California.

Other Youth Groups - 

We understand that the importance of getting young adults outside and in the mountains extends beyond just scouting organizations.  Through our partnerships with Adventure Treks, JH Ranch and other groups we have helped over a 1,000 teenagers and young adults summit Mt Shasta and other mountains around the state.


Locations for climbing and adventures - SWS Mountain Guides holds the widest range of permited guiding of any company in California.  From Shasta to Lassen to Mt Whitney and the entire High Sierra we can facilitate a your scouting or youth oriented adventure for your group.  Contact us with your goals and let us help you create some options personalized to your group.

Contact us:

We have three decades of experience working with military, veterans, state,  scouting, youth, and corporate groups as well as private climbers, skiers, or hikers who wish to put together that special trip, the course of instruction, or expedition you have been dreaming about. You only need a group of three or four to schedule a course with your private guide priced at our regular prices. Private instruction and guiding with one or two requires a custom price quote. Contact Tim, David, or "JB" for a personalized quote for your group. Just give us a call at 888.797.6867 or request a quote below.

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