Each summer, Troop 63 sends a contingent of Scouts to one of the four National High Adventure Bases operated by the Boy Scouts of America. A wide variety of challenging programs are offered which foster development in character and leadership. Scouts who have participated in a high adventure outing often tell us it was a life transforming experience.
Florida Sea Base, Islamorada, Florida
The Florida National High Adventure Sea Base is a unique Scouting program that offers exciting aquatics programs found nowhere else. Sea Base operates eleven different adventures out of three different locations: two in the Florida Keys, and one in Marsh Harbour, Bahamas. Whether your interests lie in sailing, kayaking, snorkeling, scuba diving, rustic camping on an undeveloped barrier island, fishing, or a combination of all, this is the place for you!
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. Philmont Scout Ranch is the largest national High Adventure Base with about 214 square miles of rugged mountain wilderness in the Sangre de Cristo (Blood of Christ) range of the Rocky Mountains in northern New Mexico. There are 34 staffed camps and 55 trail camps to 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.
Northern Tier, Ely, Minnesota
Since 1923, Scouts have been voyaging into the great north wilderness to seek adventure. 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.
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.