The thrill of our High Adventure Bases runs far and wide across America. 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 experiences, the BSA leaves lasting memories with youth and fosters development in character and leadership.
Why High Adventure?
• Keeps older youth and Eagle Scouts interested in Scouting.
• Gives Scouts and Venturers a challenge.
• Exciting experiences that will be remembered for a lifetime.
• Great experiences for adult leaders too!
Scouts: Are you up for the HIKE 100 Challenge?
Did you know the North Country Trail goes right through northern Minnesota?
Check out this website for great backpacking adventures!
High Adventure Awards
The 50-Miler Award
The Triple Crown Award
This special certificate and patch honor those Scouts and Scouters who have participated in at least one program at each of the three National High Adventure Bases. Get more info, fulfill the requirements, and submit the award application.
Selected Council High Adventure Programs
Rapid City, SD
Medicine Mountain Scout Ranch
Denali High Adventure Scout Base
Trapper Creek, AK
Salt Lake City, UT
Teton High Adventure Base
Salmon River High Adventure Base
Pacific Harbors High Adventure Camp
Laguna Station Sea Adventure Base
South Padre Island, TX
Hanna Venture Base
Sioux Falls, SD
Missouri River High Adventure Base
Where to Go Paddling
Find a water trail, plan a trip, get maps, and much more!
Water Level Information
BSA Aquatic Safety Training
Canoe and/or Kayak Rental on the Mississippi River
Canoe Rental/Outfitting on the Crow Wing River
Huntersville, MN: www.huntersvillecanoeoutfitters.com