may seem like a long time from now, but if your unit is planning to
attend a High Adventure Base it's not that far away! Starting to plan
now will ensure you get the dates you need, and allow plenty of time to
plan, fundraise and physically train for your trip. Check out details
for each of the High Adventure Bases below!
Philmont Scout Ranch
Philmont's registration process is the busiest, and hardest, so making
sure you get into the lottery on time will ensure your greatest chance
of getting a trek in 2019.
2018 Council Contingent
From October 25 to November 15, 2017, Northern Star Council units may
enter the lottery and request trip dates that they want for Philmont in
2019. Units will be notified of their status for 2019 by December 8,
2017. Any units that do not receive a Trek can join the waiting list,
or consider joining the Council Contingent scheduled for June 26 - July
10, 2018. To find out more information or access the lottery visit
Traditionally, Sea Base holds a lottery each year from January
15-February 15 for the following year. Crews wishing to go in 2019 at
any time (spring, summer or winter) should enter the lottery that will
be held Jan-Feb in 2018. You can check out all of the different
adventures to choose from at www.bsaseabase.org.
Due to Hurricane Irma that hit Florida in September 2017, Sea Base
continues to focus on clean up efforts with the hope of resuming
program yet in 2017 or 2018. As such, no information has been
released yet for 2019. Continue to check for web updates as they
The lottery for 2019 Northern Tier reservations will be open in early
January of 2018. Units who do not get into the lottery can still sign
up for available treks after the lottery closes. You can find more
information and open 2018 treks at www.ntier.org.
If you would like to go to The Summit for high adventure in 2019 then
you'll want to sign up on January 1, 2018. You can check out more
information about each of the different summit adventures at
If you have general questions about High Adventure, or want to know
more about the 4 High Adventure Bases, make sure to come to the
University of Scouting, where the High Adventure Committee will be
leading a session all about the High Adventure Bases!