Philmont Scout Ranch, Cimarron, New Mexico
Born in 1938 as Philturn Rockymountain Scoutcamp, today’s Philmont Scout Ranch is a bustling center for high adventure and training. Its 34 staffed camps and 55 trail camps provide an unforgettable adventure in the high country along hundreds of miles of rugged, rocky trails.
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. Visit the Philmont Scout Ranch website here.
Philmont 2018 The council contingency dates are June 24 to July 6, 2018. We have reservations for 3 Crews or 36 participants, (27 youth and 9 adults). A $200.00 non-refundable deposit(we will refund the $200 if you are not selected to attend) is required along with the official application form.
Philmont Requirements: Must be registered, youth must be 14 years of age by January 1st of the year attending or completed the 8th grade and be at least 13 prior to participation. ONSC requires minimum of First Class Scout or Venturers with corresponding skill level.
There is not a Council Contingency scheduled for 2017.Florida Sea Base, Islamorada, Florida
The Florida National High Adventure Sea Base operates 12 different adventures out of three locations: two in the Florida Keys and one in Marsh Harbour, Bahamas. The adventures Coral Reef Sailing, Sea Exploring, Eco Adventure, Florida Fishing, Scuba Adventure, Scuba Certification, and Live Aboard Scuba Adventure operate in the Florida Keys at Mile Marker 73.8 at Sea Base on Lower Matecumbe Key, located 75 miles south of Miami.
The Florida National High Adventure Sea Base is owned and operated by the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America to offer educational aquatic programs. Located in Islamorada, the near-shore reefs and clear waters offer unparalleled opportunities for long-term and short-term programs year-round. Visit the Florida Sea Base website.
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. The 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 America’s 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. 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. Visit the Northern Tier website at www.ntier.org.
Paul R. Christen National High Adventure Base at The Summit, New River Gorge, West Virginia
The Paul R. Christen National High Adventure Base at The Summit (SBR) is the newest high-adventure base in Scouting, the permanent home of the national Scout jamboree, and the site of the 2019 World Scout Jamboree. Through outdoor action sports and experiential learning programs at world-class facilities, the Summit fosters achievement, adventure, and innovation in Scouting.
The Summit property is on 10,600 acres adjacent to the New River Gorge National River area. That means access to incredible outdoor terrain in the Appalachian Mountains that provides a home for some of the world’s best whitewater rafting, rock climbing, and mountain biking.
Monday June 26 to Friday June 30, 2017 the Summit Trek program will be offered through Cherokee Scout Reservation
Youth Fee $500 Adult Fee $400
Minimum Participation Requirements:
Youth – 13 years old and completed 8th grade or 14 years old
Boy Scouts must have previously attended two or more weeks of Boy Scout Resident Camp
Young Adults between 18 and 20 should submit a Youth Application
Must be registered as a Venturing Participant or Boy Scout leader, with current Youth Protection Training
Adults – Registered adult leader with current Youth Protection Training