My son and I on the top of Mount Phillips, Philmont Scout Ranch.
Hello and welcome to High Adventure Scouting!
The information contained in this website was designed out necessity on the part of our Scout Troop. When our Philmont Scout Ranch trek was cancelled in 2018 due to the Ute Park fire, we wanted to find another place to go for the boys who were interested. It was a difficult task finding all of the available options and the information was difficult to come by for all the high adventure options. We developed a spreadsheet with the options we could find and then planned a trip. As our research continued, we found that there were a bunch of options outside the typical BSA high adventure bases.
It is my experience that high adventure is the lynchpin to keeping many of the youth ages 14-18 in our units. I have led trips to Philmont Scout Ranch, Florida Seabase, Northern Tier, the Summit Bechtel Reserve, and several council high adventure bases. This website has been developed for the purpose of providing as much information on high adventure options as possible. Whether it’s the typical national high adventure trips, council bases or independent options, we want to provide as much information for you as a leader and you get to take full advantage of our research efforts. Hopefully this resource will help you plan just the right high adventure trip.
While this site is centered on ScoutsBSA units, there are options that will be possible for groups like Trail Life USA, American Heritage Girls, Girl Scouts, and any other youth related organization. The goal is to offer groups more access to high adventure that will help guide youth into their adult lives. We can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have some great experiences in your own unit or group, please share them with the masses as we will distill the information into the website and give your unit credit for the find.
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