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BSA High Adventure Bases

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Philmont Scout Ranch –

Philmont Scout Ranch is the Boy Scouts of America’s largest national High Adventure Base. Located in Cimarron, N.M., Philmont Scout Ranch challenges Scouts and Venturers with more than 214 square miles of rugged northern New Mexico wilderness. Backpacking treks, horseback cavalcades, and training and service programs offer young people many ways to experience this legendary country.

We still have slots available for individuals or crews to attend Philmont in 2018 as part of a Council Contingent. Participating with the Council Contingent simplifies the registration and traveling process, and provides you with some Philmont gear as well! If you are interested in registering, please contact Tony Fouts at or 314-256-3124.

Interested in going to Philmont in 2019? Register now for the lottery to be part of one of GSLAC’s contingents! Council contingents participate in 12-day treks at Philmont, and have transportation organized by the council through a local bus service. Spots are limited, so be sure to register for the lottery by February 16, 2018. A drawing will be held shortly thereafter and units will be notified of their placement via email. You can register for the lottery at

Philmont Health Form ABC

Are you preparing to be an advisor for a 2018 Philmont Trek? Learn about Philmont Advisor Skills School (PASS) coming to Beaumont.

The Summit Bechtel Reserve –

The Summit Bechtel Reserve, is a 15,000-acre property in southern West Virginia that is home to the Paul R. Christen National High Adventure Base and new permanent home of the National Scout Jamboree.  The 2013 National Scout Jamboree was the grand opening of the Summit and 2014 marks the first time high adventure programming will be available to Scouts and Venturers.

Summit Health Form ABC

Florida Sea Base –

The Florida National High Adventure Sea Base is a unique Scouting program that offers aquatics programs found nowhere else. Whether your interests lie in sailing, scuba diving, rustic camping on an undeveloped barrier island, fishing or a combination of all, this is the place for your troop or crew.

Sea Base Health Form ABC

Northern Tier High Adventure Program –

Northern Tier is the Boy Scouts of America’s gateway to adventure in the Great Northwoods. In the Summer, scouts from Northern Tier’s three wilderness canoe bases explore millions of acres of pristine lakes, meandering rivers, dense forests and wetlands in Northern Minnesota, Northwest Ontario and Northeast Manitoba. In the winter, Northern Tier is home to the OKPIK Cold-Weather Camping program, the BSA’s premier winter high adventure program. Fall programming is also available.

Northern Tier Health Form ABC