Get out of the house and into the excitement offered at one of the BSA’s High Adventure™ Bases! You’ve got three choices: a unique aquatic quest at the Florida Sea Base, a canoeing or winter camping challenge at the Northern Tier, or a wild west backpacking expedition at the Philmont Scout Ranch.

Florida Sea Base

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.

Visit the official Florida Sea Base Website.

Northern Tier

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.

Visit the official Northern Tier Website.

Philmont Scout Ranch

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.

Visit the official Philmont Scout Ranch Website.

The Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve

The Bechtel Summit is located in the New River Gorge region of West Virginia — the Boy Scouts of America’s fourth high-adventure base and the new home of Scouting’s National Jamboree.
Visit the official Summit Bechtel Reserve Website.

High Adventure is a chance to try something you may never experience again. So take adventure to the limit. You’ll never forget it.


If you are going to be a leader on an upcoming High Adventure trip, here are resources you will need:

Wilderness First Aid

Upcoming High Adventure Opportunities:

  • 2017 National Jamboree July 19-28, 2017 On Wednesday, July 19, 2017, the 18th National Boy Scout Jamboree will begin at The Summit in West Virginia. The first Boy Scouts of America national jamboree was scheduled to be held in Washington, D.C., in 1935 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Scouting in America. Unfortunately, the jamboree was canceled because of ...
  • BSA Annual Health and Medical Record This form is required for all participants, youth and adult, attending Glacier’s Edge or other Boy Scout Camps. Part A(Informed Consent, Release Agreement, and Authorization) and Part B (Health History) must be completed and a copy provided for each camp attending. Long term camps (over 72hours in length) additionally require Part C(physical exam). The link below ...