National High Adventure

Contact Frank Bailey at or 631-732-4529 for National High Adventure information.

Looking For More High Adventure?

2013-08-07 @ 20:30, Updated by Frank Bailey

The Boy Scouts of America has four national high adventure bases - each offering a unique program experience.

And the annual Suffolk County Council expeditions to each base offer to you (a single Scout, Venturer or small group) the opportunity to experience their individual challenges.

Take a look at the general descriptions below of the BSA High Adventure Bases. Each can link you to the individual base website for more detailed program info, and to information on how the Suffolk County council can get you there!

Some restrictions apply:

  • Boy Scout and Venturing youth must be 14 years of age by the departure date of the expedition.
  • Applicants for adult leader positions must be registered members of the Boy Scouts of America.
  • ALL participants (youth and adult) must comply with the Boy Scouts of America's maximum height/weight standards.

Have a special presentation made to your unit's members and parents outlining the opportunities available!

Contact Frank Bailey (phone number above) to arrange for a visit from the council high adventure team!

The Paul R. Christen National High Adventure Base at the Summit

2014-08-23 @ 19:30, Updated by Frank Bailey

Travel to the new site of the National Jamboree and join in "The Summit Experience." Try all of The Summit Center adventure venues. You'll spend a half-day introductory experience at The Canopy Tour, Challenge Course, Boulder Cove, and the Skate, BMX, Mountain Biking Area.

Philmont Scout Ranch

2014-09-13 @ 17:00, Updated by Frank Bailey

Born in 1938 as Philturn Rockymountain Scoutcamp, today's Philmont Scout Ranch is a bustling center for high adventure and training. Youth and adults take advantage of the ranch's camping, training, and work programs. Most activity takes place during the summer, but Philmont also offers its Fall Adventure and Kanik winter program.

More than 860,000 Scouts, Venturers, and leaders have experienced the adventure of Philmont since the first camping season in 1939. Throughout its existence, conscientious attention to low-impact camping techniques have helped maintain the ranch's wilderness flavor.

The area surrounding the ranch is rich with history, from the Native Americans who made this arid land their home to the land barons of the 19th century. The town of Cimarron boasts a number of historical buildings, including the St. James Hotel - site of at least 26 killings during Cimarron's wilder days.

Philmont Youth Application pdf

Philmont Adult Application pdf

Northern Tier High Adventure Base

2010-09-10 @ 00:01, Updated by Webmaster

Since 1923, Scouts have been voyaging into the great north wilderness to seek adventure. Eagles soaring overhead, walleye swimming in the depths of pristine lakes, meeting a moose on the portage trail. These are the experiences that Scouts get in Canada and the north woods of the United States. Northern Tier High Adventure Program is the ONLY outfitter in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area and Canada charged by the Boy Scouts of America to deliver the Scouting program to Scouts and Leaders adventuring into North Americas Canoe Country.

Some of the best weather, snow conditions, facilities, and terrain for cold weather camping in North America are offered through the OKPIK Adventure program at Charles L. Sommers base in Ely, Minnesota. OKPIK provides a highly-trained staff to help you learn cold weather camping skills such as dog sledding, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, clothing and sleeping systems, snow shelter building, animal tracking, cold weather cooking, and ice fishing. We offer weekend, long weekend and mid-week programs as well as a longer Holiday Stay between Christmas and New Year. We also offer training for leaders and older Scouts who are interested in developing their own cold weather programs for units, districts, or councils.

Northern Tier Youth Application

Northern Tier Adult Application

Florida Sea Base

2012-08-07 @ 20:30, Updated by Frank Bailey

The Florida National High Adventure Sea Base is owned and operated by the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America to offer unique educational aquatic programs to our members. Located in Islamorada and on Summerland Key in the beautiful Florida Keys, as well as Marsh Harbour, Great Abaco Island, Bahamas, the heart of the Florida Keys, the near shore reefs and crystal clear waters offer unparalleled opportunities for long term and short term programs year round.

The Suffolk County Council provides the opportunity for older Scouts and Venturers to experience the unique programs of the Florida High Adventure Sea Base each February during the President's week school break.

Sea Base Youth Application

Sea Base Adult Application

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