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
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
- 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.