High Adventure trips provide fun, safe wilderness experiences for scouts. Trips often require more self-reliance, physical activity, teamwork, and outdoor skills. High Adventure trips are open to scouts 14 years old or 13 years old & Star scout rank.
For 2017, we are planning three High Adventure trips:
Land Between the Lakes is scheduled for March 27 - March 31. Travel to Kentucky for a backpacking trip over spring break. https://www.landbetweenthelakes.us/
As part of America’s great outdoors since 1963, Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area manages over 170,000 acres of forests, wetlands, and open lands on a peninsula between Kentucky and Barkley lakes in Western Kentucky and Tennessee. The family friendly recreation area offers one of the largest blocks of undeveloped forest in the eastern United States.
Boundary Waters Canoe Wilderness Area is scheduled for June 24 - July 1. Travel to Ely, Minnesota and canoe the Boundary Waters. For the trip, we are using Piragis Outfitters (http://www.piragis.com/). Below are documents for Boundary Waters preparations.
Glacier National Park is scheduled for July 29 - August 5. Travel to Montana and experience the glaciers of the Continental Divide while backpacking. https://www.nps.gov/glac/index.htm
Imagine it is the late 1800s. As you slowly make your way through the Great Plains you look west and see a wall of mountains in the distance. As you approach they get taller and taller, their white summits gleaming in the sunlight. Continuing onward you discover long finger-like lakes surrounded by towering peaks. Following the lakeshore deeper into the mountains you pass bands of bighorn sheep and mountain goats on the hillsides above you and bald eagles and osprey soaring overhead. When you reach the head of the valley you discover great masses of glacial ice clinging to the cliffs of the Continental Divide. It is an unforgettable view and experience. With a few slight changes to the scene, that may well be a description of your experience today as you entered Glacier.
We have had many high adventures over the years including...
Boundary Waters (annual)
BSA Seabase, Sailing Excursion
Glacier National Park
Olympic National Park
Land Between the Lakes