I just posted a Trip Report, in that forum, about our Camp Fire youth trip to Pecos Wilderness, NM, in July. Thought I'd put a note here, in case readers of this forum are interested. Camp Fire is, obviously, not a BSA program, but Camp Fire Girls was the original girls' counterpart to Boy Scouts, founded in 1910 by some of the same people who were involved with founding Boy Scouts in the US. CF changed to include everyone in 1975, so now we have coed outdoor programs for all ages. Our local council's backpacking program includes kids beginning at 6th grade age. We have at least 4 weekend training trips during the school year, and plan a summer trip to the mountains if the kids' schedules permit.
Anyway I hope it's OK to post here, since we are all involved in taking youth in groups into the backcountry.