Troop and Crew Adventures:
Boy Scout Troop and Venturing Crew may want to sign up for the excitement offered at one of the BSA's High Adventure Bases! You've got four choices: a unique aquatic quest at the Florida Sea Base; a canoeing or winter camping challenge at the Northern Tier; a wild west backpacking expedition at the Philmont Scout Ranch; or an adventure sports paradise at the Summit. High Adventure is a chance to try something you may never experience again.
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The Philmont Training Center (PTC) is the only national volunteer training center for the Boy Scouts of America. Since 1950, PTC has provided a unique environment for training volunteer and professional leaders, and a fun family program for every member of the family. Each year, more than 6,000 Scouters and family members attend PTC. Each conference features the latest tools and techniques, audiovisuals, discussions, idea sharing, and activities led by a faculty of experienced Scouters. All registered Scouters are invited to attend training center courses; council approval is no longer required.
Summit Council Contingent
The Summit Bechtel Reserve, is a 15,000-acre property in southern West Virginia that is home to the Paul R. Christen National High Adventure Base and new permanent home of the National Scout Jamboree. The 2013 National Scout Jamboree was the grand opening of the Summit and 2014 marks the first time high adventure programming will be available to Scouts and Venturers.
The Heart of America Council Contingent will be departing July 12, 2014 and returning July 20. If you are interested in sending a crew of two leaders and ten youth, click here to view and print the contingent application. If you have questions regarding the contingent, please contact Leslie Staack in the Camping Department.
Fee per participant is $1,000.00 ($200 deposit is non-refundable but transferable).
- Round trip transportation
- Fee at Summit Bechtel Reserve
- High Adventure T-Shirt
- Personal Gear
- Spending money