Get out of the house and into the excitement offered at one of the BSA's High Adventure™ Bases! You've got three choices: a unique aquatic quest at the Florida Sea Base; a canoeing or winter camping challenge at the Northern Tier; or a wild west backpacking expedition at the Philmont Scout Ranch.
Make a splash! Head to the Florida Keys and dive into an amazing Florida Sea Base adventure and wade into more excitement than you ever though possible. Snorkeling, SCUBA, boating, and beach camping are among the many possibilities.
Florida Sea Base
P.O. Box 1906
Islamorada, FL 33036
Don't miss the boat! One of the most beautiful, and remote parts of North America offers a unique opportunity for Scouts. Canoeing, hiking, fishing, and winter camping in and around the beautiful lakes of northern Minnesota and southern Canada await you at the Northern Tier.
P.O. Box 509
Ely, MN 55731
Take a hike! The mountains of New Mexico offer the adventure that you have always dreamed about. Backpacking, rock climbing, western lore, living history, and the views from peaks over 10,000 feet tall will make memories that last a lifetime.
High Adventure is a chance to try something you may never experience again. So take adventure to the limit. You'll never forget it.
Philmont Scout Ranch
Cimarron, NM 87714
Dear Scouts and Scouters,
Troop 52 in the Mercer Area district have dates for a seven day trek next August 2013. The trek starts on the 6th of August until the 13th, which would mean leaving NJ on August 3rd or 4th and returning on August 15th. Age requirement is to be 14 by the date of the trip or 13 and have completed the 8th grade. There are 8 spots available at this time. The cost for the trip should be somewhere between $1,000 - $1,200 per
person. Anyone interested please contact me as soon as possible. A $500.00 deposit will hold a spot for you.
Any information that you would like to know about Philmont, go to their website at www.philmontscoutranch.org. An informational meeting will be held sometime in October for people who are interested. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity and also a great place to backpack.
Yours in Scouting,
Located at the world-famous Philmont Scout Ranch, the Philmont Training Center has served as the National Training Center of the Boy Scouts of America since 1950. Thousands of Scouters and their families have enjoyed the fun, fellowship, and education summer.
A wide range of conferences are offered by the divisions and committees of the National Council. Scouters must be approved by their council and are challenged to return and share the information in local training.
While a Scouter is participating in a conference, every member of his or her family (from infants to adult children) is involved in a full schedule of age-specific activities. After hours fun for the entire family is also offered.
The Training Center also has year-around facilities for Scouting conferences and training events, and hosts local council Wood Badge courses.
For more information, write or call:
Philmont Training Center
Philmont Scout Ranch
Cimarron, NM 87714
High Adventure Trips - Planning a high adventure trip at any of the National bases, please note that Wilderness First Aid is required for all as of January 1, 2012, including Sea Base. No tour plans can be approved without one of the tour leaders having this training. Acceptable Wilderness First Aid training is identified by the BSA as including American Red Cross WFA, but is not exclusively ARC training.
Quoting directly from the BSA website:
You must be certified through any of the providers listed below.
Participants will learn how to assess, treat, and (when possible) contain emergencies within the scope of their training. Youth and adult Scout leaders over age 14 are invited to participate and earn their certification.
The Emergency Care & Safety Institute (ECSI) training program was designed cooperatively by the BSA, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, American College of Emergency Physicians and the Wilderness Medical Society to meet BSA's curriculum and treatment protocol guidelines. For more information on BSA's policies & protocols for Wilderness First Aid, please see: http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/HealthandSafety/Training/wilderness_fa.aspx