What is High Adventure?

Experience true wilderness camping and unique adventure- plan your own trips with proper planning and training

Keeping Scouts Excited

High Adventure can mean a lot of things. There are many opportunities, all over the country, for Scout units to experience high adventure on their own or as part of an organized camping experience. Hiking, shooting sports, canoeing, advanced camping, sailing, climbing and exploring can all be part of a high adventure program or trip.

National High Adventure Bases

The Boy Scouts of America owns and operates 4 National High Adventure Bases. Each one of these programs offers a unique and memorable experience for any Scout or Scouter. Getting to a High Adventure Base during your Scouting career should be on your Scouting 'bucket list'!

  • Philmont Scout Ranch: Cimarron, New Mexico
  • Florida Sea Base: Islamorada, Florida
  • Northern Tier: Ely, Minnesota
  • The Summit: Glen Jean, West Virginia

Triple Crown Award

50 Miler Award

Older Scout Opportunities in Northern Star Council

You don't even need to leave our Council to experience innovative and exciting programs geared towards older Scouts. We operate great programs during the summer and winter seasons for older Scouts who have been through summer camp and are looking for more adventure!

  • Scouts BSA Winter Camp: North Wind and Snow Base will teach you how to winter camp and provide all the equipment needed to have an enjoyable and safe time outside in the winter.
  • Many Point Older Scout Programs: Many Point activities range from sleeping out on a raft, or in a tree house, to week long aquatics, emergency preparedness, or Scuba programs.
  • Tomahawk Older Scout Programs: From programs just for Venture Crews to the high ropes course and ATV riding, Tomahawk has day long and week-long opportunities to try something new.