Troop High Adventure Trips

2013 Sea Base Florida Scuba

Sea Base FL Keys Scuba; JS


Four Scouts, two Scoutmasters and two Adults attended the SCUBA program in the keys at Islamorada, FL. They arrived two days early to tour the Everglades and see southern Florida before spending a terriffic week below and above the water.



Rodney Sailing Chesapeake WZ2014 / 2015 Rodney Scout Reservation Sailing

Five Scouts participated in the High-Adventure Sailing program on the Chesapeake Bay over the course of two Summer Camps.

The Scouts learned to sail and earned four or five merit badges along the way.


2016 Lenhoksin at Goshen Scout Reservation

Lenhok'sin at Goshen Hiking Adventure
Ten Scouts and two Scoutmasters hiked 30 miles over three peaks and honed their skills in preparation for the 2017 trip to Philmont. We discovered that ounces count and extra gear just isn't necessary. We also learned some lightweight cooking techniques and improved our hiking skills. Check our Historian's Journal for more information and other events.

2016 Philmont Scout Reservation Cavalcade



We had one Scout and one Adult go with Crew 158 on the PhilmontCavalcade this summer. The crew of fifteen spent a week on horseback enjoying the mountains and learning horsemanship.


2016 Sea Base : USVI

Sea Base USVI Snorkeling WZThe troop sent four Scouts, one Venturer and two Leaders and a parent to sail in the USVI for a week in August. This was an exciting trip and we learned alot about sailing, sun, snorking and each other. 
The hardest part was trying to sleep on deck when it rained but the fun and adventure made up for the difficulties sleeping.  Check our Historian's Journal for more information and other events.

This is a 7 day / 6 night adventure sailing aboard a 41+ foot sailboat in the waters around St. Thomas and St. John. We will snorkel, fish, swim and hike in the USVI National Park.Upon arrival BSA will transport us to the Sapphire Beach Resort.


2017 Lenhok'sin at Goshen Scout Reservation: Jame River Canoeing

James River



8 Scouts and 4 adults spent a week paddling 64 miles on the James River in southern VA. We went from Irongate to Snowden damand built some muscle paddling the scenic river.

This was great preparation for Northern Tier next Summer.


2017 National Scout Jamboree at Summit Bechtel Reservation

Jamboree 2017
Only one of our Scouts made it to the Jamboree this time around. Wyatt enjoyed the experience and highly recommends it to his fellow Scouts.

He went with the NCAC contingent consisting of 11 Troops of 44 Scouts each led by a SM and 3 ASMs. Jim Ashe was the SM for Jamboree Troop 1444.



2017 Philmont Scout Reservation     

Philmont Scout Ranch

We took 9 Scouts and 3 Adults hiking 50 miles in the mountains of northern New Mexico. There were many highlights but the Mining Camp was the pinnacle of the experience.

The top of the Tooth of Time was an awesome view and a significant achievement for all participants. The Scouts returned home tired and dirty but eager for their next adventure.



2018 Northern Tier at Ely Base (prounounced Ee' Lee)

Northern Tier

 

We had two crews of 8 participating in the Quetico adventure at Northern Tier on the Canadian border of Minnesota. Our Crews paddled 75 miles over 7 days. See the link below for detailed info, maps and anecdotes about this challenging trip.

 

Link to Northern Tier Adventure Notes


TRIPLE CROWN & GRAND SLAM OF NATIONAL HIGH ADVENTURE

Sea Base + Philmont + Northern Tier

The Triple Crown of National High Adventure award was created in 1995 and later the Grand Slam of National High Adventure award was created in 2014 by the Charles L. Sommers Alumni Association, Inc. to both promote the Boy Scouts of America’s National High Adventure programs and help identify those Scouts with a thirst for high adventure who may be interested in serving on the staff of Northern Tier High Adventure Bases and other National High Adventure Bases.  After the Northern Tier Adventures The Meyers (2) and Zabelas (2) have earned their Triple Crown.


2019 Sea Base : Coral Reef Adventure

Your home for a week will be on a large sailing vessel over 40 feet long. During the adventure, you will be sailing the Florida Keys and have the chance to snorkel some
of the most beautiful reefs in the Keys and part of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.

You will also have the opportunity to study astronomy, navigation, fish identification, and coral reef ecology. So join us for the Coral Reef Sailing Adventure, sharpen your navigational skills and enjoy snorkeling and fishing all in one package. Crew size 6-8. This is a seven-day event.