High Adventure Bases
The Paul R. Christen National High Adventure Base at The Summit Bechtel Reserve
68 Crossroads Mall Mount
Hope, WV 25840
Fax (304) 252-3584
Situated in the wilds of West Virginia, The Summit is an adventure center for the millions of youth and adults involved in the Boy Scouts of America. With incredible facilities and amazing outdoor programs, The Summit is a place that takes kids to the limits of what think they can do, and then pushes them further.
Philmont Scout Ranch
Route 1 Box 35
Cimarron, NM 87714
Fax: (505) 376-2636
Explore the Philmont high country on a 12-day backpacking expedition. Experience the thrill of climbing mountains While learning technical rock climbing, archaeological excavation techniques and blacksmithing. Relive the by-gone days of the Old West as you ride a western saddle horse, learn the ways of the mountain man, pack burros and pan for gold in a clear mountain stream.
Philmont Scout Ranch, the Boy Scouts of America's premier High Adventure™ base, 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.
Crossroads of America Council, Boy Scouts of America, organizes a Philmont Contingent anually. Trips include Philmont, Old Bent’s Fort, Koshare Indian History Museum, Garden of the Gods, Whitewater rafting in the Bighorn Sheep Canyon, lodging, transportation and airfare.This trip includes side trips and travel times (dates may change slightly with air travel). We have reserverd positions for 45 youth and 15 adults. Our Council will be traveling to Philmont as a group. Participant will be organized into crews of 12, possibly consisting of different units and all adults who register will agree to provide leadership to all youth participants in their Philmont crew. All 60 positions are first come, first serve according to the Crossroads of America Council High Adventure Contingent Policy. In order to reserve a position, you will need to send the reservation form, below along with a deposit to the Golden-Burke Scout Center, 7125 Fall Creek Road North, Indianapolis, IN 46256. Once you have reserved your spot, more information will be sent in September/October the year before your trip.
click here for 2015 Philmont contingent registration.
The Florida National High Adventure Sea Base
P.O. Box 1906
Imagine thousands of square miles of underwater coral formations, peaks, valleys and literally hundreds of different kinds of fish. Florida Sea Base provides many vehicles to gain access to this underwater wilderness: large sailing vessels, powerboats, kayaks and SCUBA equipment.
Islamorada, FL 33036-2906
Fax: (305) 644-2039
Northern Tier National High Adventure Programs
P.O. Box 509
Ely, MN 55731
Canoe, fish, hike and experience the beauty of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. You will experience the thrill of a rugged High Adventure trip and enjoy the awe-inspiring, natural beauty that only Northern Minnesota can offer. The Northern Tier is the canoeing adventure of a lifetime.