Tag Archives: High Adventure

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By Darryl Alder
Jul 02, 2015

High Adventure—the Soul of Varsity Scouting

  Varsity Scout programs are built around five fields of emphasis, but none is more important than the high-adventure/sports field. High Adventure activities spark interest in Varsity Scouts and challenges boys physically. These are activities that hook your youth and keep them active in your team. Through the efforts of the program manager and adult advisers, […]

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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 Ken Cluff
Mar 19, 2015

What is High Adventure?

Many High Adventure program opportunities exist for experienced, older Varsity Scouts.   High Adventure is the culmination of all of the things that Boy Scouting has taught the boy: character development, citizenship, and personal fitness. It is also the ultimate in outdoor experiences above and beyond the lower keyed summer camp programs. Most High adventure expeditions […]

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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 […]

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By Boy Scouts of America
Nov 08, 2013

Summer Programs at Bechtel Summit Take Scouts to the Limit

What could possibly be cooler than having YouTube celebrities, Dude Perfect, pay a visit to the Boy Scouts’ outrageous new high adventure base in West Virginia and turn it into their very own trick shot playground for a couple of days? Yes, Summer Programs at Bechtel Summit Take Scouts to the Limit! How about experiencing the […]

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By Bryan Wendell
Nov 08, 2013

Trick-shot Tacticians Dude Perfect Use the BSA Summit Bechtel Reserve as Their Latest Playground

What happens when you send the purveyors of insane basketball and football trick shots to the BSA’s newest high-adventure playground? You won’t believe me until you see for yourself. Last month the guys at Dude Perfect, with 1.7 million YouTube subscribers to their name, visited the Summit for their latest round of extreme trick shots. […]