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Operation On-Target

On Target PinWhat is On-Target?

ON TARGET is a national Varsity Scout high adventure activity scheduled for July 15, 2017 (third Saturday in July each year). Varsity Scout teams will choose mountains to climb. From there they use mirrors to signal each other. They talk to each other with ham radios or cell phones. They plot these contacts on a map. NOTE: Some areas do OT on the 3rd Saturday of September due to low visibility due to fires in July.
ON TARGET provides your team with an activity as easy and relaxing as setting mirrors up in a park or a parking lot (with a bucket of chicken for lunch) to signal the nearby mountain tops – or as strenuous as a week-long wilderness excursion to reach a mountain peak no one has ever signaled from before, topped off with a Sunday worship service in God’s great outdoors ON TARGET is remarkably flexible. It can be tailored to fit every teams needs, resources, and demands.
ON TARGET can be as difficult or as effortless as you and your team make it. You can drive, ride an elevator to the top of a tall building, walk, hike, ride mountain bikes, ride horses, do a technical climb with ropes, or rent a helicopter to get to your chosen site.
ON TARGET is: Advancement, Service, Special Programs & Events, High Adventure, and Personal Development. It fits all or part of 37 different merit badges. Service projects are everywhere. Make a movie or slide show. ON TARGET is high adventure, and finally, no one can participate without developing personally.
ON TARGET is: setting a new world record for signal distances.
ON TARGET is: excitement! Everyone jumps up and down when they make the first contacts with another team or parents & friends “down in the valley.”
ON TARGET is: distinctive, expandable, limitless. It provides team members a chance to prove themselves with individual struggles, insights, and growths.
ON TARGET offers rewards not for sale anywhere at any price – “making it to the top” – staying “focused” and “on target”- “reaching out”- “being there for someone else”- ” letting your light shine” Use your imagination, there are many more.
ON TARGET is the worlds biggest video game! It is FUN, FUN, FUN! And it’s FREE!

Here is a PDF list of Ore-Ida Council “On Target” Mountain peaks you can signal from.
Area 2 On Target WEB site and peak registration: http://www.bsaontarget.org//

If your team would like more information, please contact:

George Van Leuven
Email: georgevanleuven@gmail.com