Scout-A-Palooza Event!

Swing, Jump, Climb & Connect

An Unforgettable Scout Adventure Designed by an Eagle Scout

Our COPE qualified, 3-story, 45-element Aerial High Ropes Course is an excellent opportunity to build Troop cohesion and enhanced cooperation while swinging, jumping, climbing, and balancing in the great outdoors!

  • When: Sun Oct 6th and Oct 13th
  • Who: Northern Star Troops & Venturing Crews
For Northern Star Troops & Venturing Crews

$20

Per person (for groups 8+)

Our 3-Story High Ropes Adventure Course

This high ropes adventure allows you to choose your challenges with 45 obstacles spread over three different stories. You’ll be clipped in the entire time, without the ability to accidentally unclip.

Explore Freely and Securely

Master up to 45 obstacles like the Parallel Swing Stix or Diminishing Platforms. You’ll have freedom to explore as much or as little as you like!

Set Your Pace

Navigate the course for up to 2 hours. Take it one step (or leap) at a time, or push your limits in a heart pounding dash to the top.

Climb Up to 50 Feet High!

How high you get is completely up to you. Keep it low, or climb to our highest elements 50 feet off the ground!

Questions

The more the merrier! As long as you are a BSA Northern Star Scout you can bring friends, siblings, and parents. They will be able to climb at the exclusive Scout-a-Palooza rate! (We do require a group minimum of 8 to receive Scout-a-Palooza pricing.)

Yes. Without a Scout-a-Palooza reservation, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to accommodate you. Since this is an Exclusive 2-day only event, you must call by the 28th of September to secure a spot for your Troop. Space is limited!

The exact benefits will depend on your group. Kerfoot Aerial High Ropes Park provides an environment that fosters self-esteem, collaboration, social interaction, team-building, problem-solving, and camaraderie. Not only are Scouts allowed the opportunity to take a risk of doing something new and challenging, but also receive supportive feedback from their peers and leaders.

Belay: Static Bornack Smart Belay: Incorporates a “tweezle”—a device for locking and unlocking its clips on the cable, ensuring that guests clip only into wire lines they are supposed to use, and that they have at least one attachment locked on the belay cable at all times. Harness: EDELRID Radialis Comp, and Comp II Full Body Harness. (UIAA and EN Certified.) Helmets: Petzl Vertex and Petzl Panga. (UIAA and CE Certified.)

Yes, they are. We offer electronic waivers. We are happy to work with you to make this process as simple as possible.

We have picnic tables and a gas grill available for use at the property. We sell bottled water and other drinks for your convenience. You are welcome to pack a snack, lunch or beverages for your group. We appreciate and adhere to a Leave-no-Trace picnic policy.

Our adventure park runs in all weather, unless extreme winds or lightning. Our course manager on duty will determine cancellations and guests may be notified at any time regarding a cancellation. If your Scout-A-Palooza experience is cancelled, we will offer you the opportunity to re-book, or receive a Kerfoot Adventure credit to use at a later time.

Cancellations made at least 5 days in advance will receive a 50% refund. Cancellations made within 5 days of a reservation will not be refunded, but you can reschedule, or receive a Kerfoot Adventure credit.

Visit the Minnesota River Valley Scenic Byway website for information about other attractions, dining, and lodging in the area. Kerfoot Canopy Tour is located near the towns of Henderson and Belle Plaine, Minnesota.

Requirements

  • Be 7+ years old
  • Be accompanied by an adult if under 5 feet tall
  • Be able to reach 5’5” while standing flat-footed (to participate without an adult)
  • Wear closed-toe shoes
  • Weigh less than 275 pounds
  • Sign a waiver
  • May not be under the influence
  • Protect your little one—no pregnant adventurers

Scout Leaders Love Kerfoot Canopy Tour

We Believe in Scouts

Our passion for outdoor adventure comes from our grandmother and Minnesota northwoods pioneer: Justine Kerfoot. Justine founded the legendary Gunflint Lodge near the Canadian border and loved to tell guests, and her grandkids, stories of her pioneering adventures. 

Her grandson, and the founder of Kerfoot Canopy Tour, Lee Kerfoot, is an Eagle Scout and has a desire to share his, and his grandmother’s love for the outdoors with scout groups and families around Minnesota.

Plan Your Scout Group Adventure

Call Krissie Mason at (763) 257-9472 or fill this brief form out to receive a custom quote. You’ll hear back from us soon.

Easy To Get To

A short getaway from the Twin Cities! You’ll get here in no time but feel worlds away from the city.

From Eden Prairie: 35 minutes

From Mankato: 40 minutes

From Downtown Minneapolis: 50 minutes 

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