National High Adventure Bases
Get out of the house and into the excitement offered at one of the BSA’s high-adventure bases! You’ve got three choices, with a fourth scheduled to open in 2013. There’s a thrilling aquatic quest at the Florida Sea Base, a canoeing or winter camping challenge at Northern Tier, a Wild West backpacking expedition at Philmont Scout Ranch, and coming in 2013, the ultimate in high-adventure outdoor playgrounds at The Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia.
Summit Bechtel Reserve
Gear up! The Summit Bechtel National Scout Reserve is 10,600 acres of awesome. Set in West Virginia on one of the world’s best kept secrets for serious whitewater activities and rock climbing, it’s an intense outdoor playground with whitewater rafting, zip-lining, rock climbing, rappelling, mountain biking, hiking, and much more all in one place! Also the permanent location of the national Scout jamboree beginning in 2013, The Summit Bechtel Reserve is the new home of Scouting, where the only boundary is your willingness to lead.
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.
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.
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.
All three bases have year-around opportunities. Write or call for more information.
|Florida Sea Base
P.O. Box 1906
Islamorada, FL 33036
P.O. Box 509
Ely, MN 55731
|Philmont Scout Ranch |
Cimarron, NM 87714
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