Tag Archives: High Adventure

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By Lee Ferrin
Mar 24, 2016

Confidence from Scouting is the Courage to Press Forward Steadfastly

Many have heard the old adage that courage is not the absence of fear, but the mental toughness and determination to press forward in spite of it. The purpose of Scouting is to instill this very courage in young men and young women. We do this by providing them a place and a support structure in which […]

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By Steven Sutherland
Nov 16, 2015

Black Diamond Adventure Tracks Will Bring High Adventure to More Camps

At the Utah National Parks Council (UNPC) we are building on the successes of our two high adventure bases (Beaver, and Entrada) by providing new program adventures at these camps, and introducing exciting new Adventure Tracks that we call Black Diamonds, at three of our mainstream Scout camps—Tifie, Thunder Ridge, and Scofield. Read about how […]

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By Steven Sutherland
Nov 14, 2015

UNPC High Adventure and Black Diamond Experiences

The Utah National Parks Council is excited to announce that we are adding new high adventure programs at both of our Scout high adventure bases and three of our full-service Scout camps. Traditionally, high adventure experiences have been relegated to specialty high adventure outpost and Philmont-style Scout camps. They represent a part of a BSA […]

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By Darryl Alder
Oct 16, 2015

Understanding Venturer Aged Youth

Have you ever stopped to ask: “Why do older youth and young adults want to join a crew…your Venturing crew?” Not many LDS leaders have to ask that question because the youth come with the “calling,” but how many really become a venturer? So often this age group loses interest in Scouting and if you […]

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By Community Submission
Oct 12, 2015

Scouting High Adventure on the Amtrak Train

It can be hard to keep priest-age youth participating in Scouting. One obvious way is to include high adventure activities that interest the young men. Here’s how our ward created a high adventure tradition that continues to excite and engage our older young men. It has been over ten years now since the Mount Loafer […]

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By Andy Gibbons
Jun 25, 2015

A Varsity Coach Talks To Mom About Safety

When it comes to Scouting, parents are usually quite supportive of the activities, aims and methods that Scout leaders use to teach their son. But when they hear the words “high adventure” some parents may feel some anxiety about the safety of their youth on these more challenging—not to mention fun—activities. So, I’ve put together […]

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By Paul Riley
Apr 15, 2015

How to Have Safe High Adventure Activities for a New Scout Leader

I was asked to serve as the Chair of the Utah National Parks Council Risk Management Committee this last year.  I enjoy this assignment since Loss Control and Risk Management have been in integral part of my professional career for almost 25 years.  I also grew up in Scouting and have served as a Chartered […]

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By Lenard Brunsdale
Feb 13, 2015

Wilderness Adventure and Kodiak Experiences

Wilderness Adventure and Kodiak Experience (WAKE) is an information service made available at no cost by council volunteers  to help crews plan and conduct quality super-activities “after proper training for the ultimate outdoor experience and fun” while incorporating youth leadership opportunities and Kodiak leadership training in the process.  WAKE challenges youth to “do hard things […]

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By Utah National Parks Council
Mar 21, 2014

How to Submit a Tour Plan

When engaging in activities outside the council boundaries or activities unsupervised by the district or council, Scout leaders should submit a Tour Plan. This article will describe the sort of situations a Tour Plan may be needed and how to submit the new form. SCOUTING LEADERS MUST USE GOOD JUDGMENT AND PRUDENCE WHEN CONDUCTING ANY SCOUTING ACTIVITY The […]

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By Boy Scouts of America
Nov 26, 2013

Sustainability Treehouse Featured in Dwell; Wins AIA Award

Sustainability in the BSA is much more than a merit badge, and the media is taking notice. A recent article in Dwell magazine showcased the Sustainability Treehouse at the Paul R. Christen National High Adventure Base at the Summit. Standing 125 feet tall and featuring 4,000 square feet of interactive exhibits demonstrating sustainable practices, the […]

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By David Warner
Nov 08, 2013

Northern Tier High Adventure an Unsurpassed Wilderness

Northern Tier – Bissett, Manitoba – Canada An Unsurpassed Wilderness Northern Tier provides epic wilderness canoeing trips in remote Manitoba Canada.  Trips feature a float plane ride, unsurpassed freshwater fishing and hundreds of thousands of acres of virgin wilderness to explore.  This is one trip that will change your life. Every summer, hundreds of Scouts […]