Older Scouts may be eligible to participate in a summer High Adventure trip, which is a longer and more challenging trip than our monthly campouts. In the past our High Adventure program has included cycling, snorkeling/scuba diving, backpacking and canoeing treks in remote locations. Troop 181 has travelled to and will return to such traditional locations as the notable Philmont Scout Ranch, Sea Base in Florida, and Northern Tier in the Boundary Waters. Participation in High Adventure is limited by National BSA rules to Scouts who have achieved a rank of at least First Class and who are at least 14 years old.
The thrill of our High Adventure Bases runs far and wide across America, and nobody in the world is better at sharing those experiences than the Scouts. Nobody.
Nobody offers more exhilarating or a wider variety of high adventure for young people than the Boy Scouts of America. Through high adventure experience, the Boy Scouts of America leaves lasting memories with youth and fosters development in character and leadership.
Philmont Scout Ranch is the Boy Scouts of America's oldest national high-adventure base. It covers 137,000 acres - about 214 square miles - of rugged mountain wilderness in the Sangre de Cristo (Blood of Christ) range of the Rocky Mountains in north eastern New Mexico.
Philmont provides an unforgettable adventure along its hundreds of miles of rugged, rocky trails. Program features combine the best of the Old West - horseback riding, burro packing, gold panning, chuck wagon dinners, and interpretive history - with exciting challenges for today - rock climbing, burro racing, mountain biking, and rifle shooting at one of the thirty-four staffed camps spread out across the ranch. Philmont has high mountains dominating rough terrain with elevations ranging from 6,500 to 12,441 feet, truly a mountaintop experience for those that attend.
To visit Philmont Scout Ranch website, click here.
Northern Tier, Sea Base, and The Summit
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Visit the Philmont Scout Reservation website.