The Arkansas Outdoors Coalition exists to support and equip organizations that teach and instill the love of the outdoors in today’s youth.
Youth who experience and appreciate the outdoors will develop into confident, independent, empathetic, and self-motivated members of society that will work well with others, accept responsibility, reject passivity, and lead courageously.
Purchase and maintain reusable outdoor equipment that organizations can use to provide outdoor experiences. Examples: Canoes, Kayaks, Backpacks, and Cooking Equipment.
Provide financial support to organizations to assist with expenses related to outdoor experiences, meetings, and other related activities.
The Arkansas Outdoors Coalition is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization that was founded in 2017 by a group of Scout Leaders. These men saw a need to establish an organization that will partner with youth organizations to promote the importance of teaching youth the joy of the outdoors.
Our equipment inventory began with a fleet of canoes. Soon, we added a collection paddles for the canoes. We are looking to grow our equipment inventory to include water filters, sleeping bags, river canoes, and kayaks.
In 2020, we decided to expand our mission to begin assisting organizations with financial support that will help offset the expense of outdoor experiences, meetings, and other related expenses.
The Arkansas Outdoors Coalition is run entirely by volunteers. 100% of your contributions are used for purchasing/maintaining equipment and funding the High-Adventure Outdoor Experience Sponsorship Program.