High Adventure News

Training Opportunities for 2023:

Northern Tier

March/April 2023 – Classroom Training (email BSA2XS@gmail.com)


November ?, 2022 – Orientation for Crew Members and Parents

January ?, 2023 – Advisor & Crew Leader Training

Two weekends in March 2023 – Philmont Advisor Hike (email va.mobrien@gmail.com)

March/April, 2023 – Skills Training (email redshoestwo@juno.com )

Recent News

BSA National High Adventure Bases are processing 2023 reservations as indicated below and are expected to begin accepting reservations for 2024 as described below.

  • Northern Tier High Adventure with bases in Ely, Minnesota; Atikokan, Ontario; and Bissett, Manitoba is accepting reservations online on a first-come, first served basis for the winter of 2022-2023 and the summer of 2023.  Reservations for 2024 will likely be accepted starting in January 2023.  There are a limited number of treks available on each date, so having backup dates when making a reservation is essential.  Upon completing the online reservation process, you will know immediately if your request is available and must pay a deposit.  Go here for registration information for any remaining treks in 2023.
  • Philmont Scout Ranch will likely accept entries in an online lottery between early October 2022 and December 1, 2022 for treks during the summer of 2024.  Lottery selections are made randomly by computer (i.e., reservations are not assigned in the order that requests were made).  Units may enter the Philmont lottery in consecutive years.  Go here to access Philmont registration information.
  • Sea Base will likely accept reservations online on a first-come, first-served basis for the summer of 2024 starting in early January 2023.  Reservations are immediate and so is the deposit.  Go here for 2022 and 2023 reservation availability.  Information is also available on the Sea Base Facebook page here.
  • Summit Bechtel Reserve at the Paul R. Christen High Adventure Base will likely use a first-come, first-served basis to accept reservations online for the summer of 2024 starting in early January 2023.  Reservations for the summer of 2023 may still be available, but you have to begin the registration process here to find out what is available.

2023 High Adventure Opportunities

  • The NCAC High Adventure Committee has spaces available on crews at NorthernTier, Philmont and Sea Base for the summer of 2023.  To download a slide with information and links to register, click here.
  • To see a list of openings on the NCAC High Adventure contingents to Northern Tier, Philmont, Sea Base and Lenhok’sin – James River Canoeing, and on crews obtained by individual units, click here  Send an email here if your crew has an opening and wants to be added to the list by providing the information on the list.

Next HAC Meeting

The next NCAC High Adventure Committee Meeting is scheduled to be held using Zoom at 7:30 pm EDT on Thursday, October 6, 2022.  Contact John Blackwell via email or phone 301‐346‐0551 if you would like to attend.

Click here for more High Adventure Information, including

  • Program Summaries describing high adventure bases
  • Resources for units and individuals engaged in High Adventure