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High Adventure Scouting Podcast
25 minutes | 11 days ago
Yellowstone High Adventure Outpost - Interview with Andrew Allgeier, Director
The Yellowstone High Adventure Outpost provides a premier High Adventure experience for independent crews and scouts at CBB who are ready for the adventure of a lifetime in the largest contiguous wilderness in the lower 48.http://www.campbuffalobill.com/program/yellowstone-high-adventure-outpost/
27 minutes | 18 days ago
Makajawan High Adventure Base - Interview with Rory Fencl, Reservation Director
Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan High Adventure Base has been offering Northwoods adventures since 1976. Whether you are interested in taking in the vistas on foot at one of our four backpacking destinations, paddling through the cool water on our kayaking or canoe treks, or relaxing on sailboats in Lake Superior, there is sure to be a trek for you! We are excited to announce new treks each summer. If you don’t see a trek that you like, contact the camp staff about a custom itinerary.We offer both in-camp day trips (that are designed to compliment your stay at Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan) or adventures outside of the regular camp program. We are proud to be a Nationally Accredited High Adventure Base.www.makajawan.com
29 minutes | 25 days ago
Salmon River High Adventure Base - Interview with Camp Director Al Davis
The Salmon River High Adventure Base is a joint venture between Grand Teton Council and the Mountain West Council.Idaho's Salmon River, known as the "River of No Return," is one of the most unique in the world. Originating in the mountains of central Idaho, it flows through some of the most beautiful and pristine land in the United States before reaching its confluence with the Snake River. It is a free-flowing river, without a single dam anywhere on the 425 miles of its main steam. It is one of the longest such rivers in the continental United States, second only to the Yellowstone. Also, excepting Alaska, it is the longest undammed river contained entirely in a single state. The exact origins of the Salmon's nickname are lost to history. Some credit Lewis and Clark after they turned back, the only obstacle during their entire exploration they retreated from. Others say it was early pioneers who settled along the river as farmers and miners. Whoever first coined the phrase, the name is fitting. On average, the river loses nearly 20 feet of elevation for every mile, making for some intense whitewater. It also travels through the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness, the second-largest wilderness in the lower 48. https://www.mountainwestcouncil.org/srhabhttp://www.tetonscouts.org/salmon-river-program-information/60463
20 minutes | a month ago
Z-Base - 2021 Update from Director Scott Thiessen
Scott Thiessen, Director for the Zink High Adventure Base (Z-base) discusses the coming 2021 season. Jack Zink high adventure base (ZBASE) is a high adventure leadership based program that will be operated by the local Indian Nations Council and serve Boy Scouts and Venture Scouts as well as high adventure enthusiasts on a regional basis. The leadership curriculum will provide an outdoor discovery based classroom designed to develop participants’ leadership skills and learn more about themselves and others in a hands-on, active experience. The programs offered will be unique to not only the area, but to scouting in general. ZBASE will encompass 35,000 acres on Zink Ranch as well as 10,000 acres of Skiatook Lake.THE PURPOSE OF ZBASE IS THREEFOLD: become the premier regional (and eventually national) high adventure base, help maintain the relevance of the scouting principles to today’s youth, and be seen as a leadership training center. Zink Ranch has a tradition of hosting various scouting activities and is a fitting site for this one of a kind high adventure base.https://zbase.camp/
18 minutes | a month ago
Swift High Adventure Base - Interview with Lisa Abernathy
The podcast comes to Missouri with Swift High Adventure Base. We interviewed Lisa Abernathy, past director of Swift.Every week at Swift includes more activities than you can possibly complete. Rock Climbing, High Challenge Course, Rapelling, Low Challenge Course, Swimming, Sailing, SUPs, Equestrian Programs, Mountain Bikes Course and Trail Rides, Ascending, Mountain Boards, and more. Then on top of all that fun, each week has a theme that expands the program offerings at Swift.https://stlbsa.org/camps/scouts-bsa-venturing-summer-camp/
40 minutes | 2 months ago
Floodwood Mountain Scout Reservation - Interview with Steven Leonardi and Jordan Brown
Floodwood Mountain Scout Reservation has been the ultimate site for High Adventure for over 50 yrs. Floodwood is located near Saranac Lake, NY about an hour west of Lake Placid in the heart of the Adirondacks. With its many lakes, streams, and High Peaks, Floodwood is perfectly located to offer a High Adventure challenge second to none.Choose either a canoe trek from our base located on Rollins Pond or backpacking trek into the High Peaks Wilderness. Accompanying your unit for your trek will be one of our experienced staff Voyagers, a trained wilderness guide. While 100% customizable canoe and backpacking treks are the mainstay of Floodwood, we also offer first class waterskiing/tubing, rock climbing/rappelling, archery, as well as many other day and overnight hikes and paddles.Floodwood is truly a special place in the Adirondacks and offers your unit the opportunity to create memories that will last forever!https://www.nnjbsa.org/floodwood/
26 minutes | 2 months ago
Aquabase - Interview with Sarah Flowers and Reid Parish
Imagine spending your Summer Camp experience on one of the largest man-made lakes in the world? Aquabase is located on Kentucky Lake in the heart of the United States. The base is a part of Pfeffer Scout Reservation and a part of the Lincoln Heritage Council.This is an interview with Sarah Flowers, Director of Camping Services for the Lincoln Heritage Council and Reid Parish, Director of Aquabase.www.lhcbsa.org/high-adventure
22 minutes | 3 months ago
Northern Lights High Adventure Base - Interview with Stephanie Kelly
An interview with Stephanie Kelly, Backcountry Trek Manager, for the Northern Lights High Adventure Base. This is the premier Alaskan High Adventure outdoor experience for scouts. Backpacking, hiking, canoeing, fishing and more! The Northern Lights High Adventure Base is run by the Midnight Sun Council, Boy Scouts of America, based in Fairbanks, Alaska.The mission of the Base is to provide a remote outdoor experience to youth and adults within the Scouting program. www.alaskahighadventure.com
19 minutes | 9 months ago
NOC Center - Interview with Liz Hoekwater, Groups & Customs Reservations Manager
Leadership, Skills, and AdventureNOC is the Southeast's premier adventure destination, offering adventure programs for both Boy Scouts of America and Girl Scouts of the USA. Gain new skills while having fun with your troop. From mild to wild, we offer activities for everyone. Single Day AdventuresChoose from one of our seven locations, based on age and ability, to create the best whitewater rafting adventure for your troop.Beginner: Chattahoochee River, Nantahala River, Lower Pigeon River, and French Broad RiverIntermediate: Chattooga River Section III and Upper Pigeon RiverAdvanced: Ocoee River, Chattooga River Section IV, and Nolichucky RiverLooking for more activities? Combine rafting with zip lining, mountain biking, and more with our River-to-Ridge Package or Adventure Pass.Download our Group River Trip Planner for more information or call us at 828.785.5010 to get a trip quote.Multi-day AdventuresWhen a single day isn't enough, create your own multi-day adventure package.Nantahala Group Packages: Combine meals, activities, and lodging at our Nantahala River Campus. Your only decisions are what activities to enjoy and how long to stay.Rinse & Repeat: One river isn't enough? Advance your whitewater rafting skills by paddling multiple rivers. The more rivers you raft, the better deal you get!Download our Nantahala Group Packages Guide for more information or call us at 828.785.5010 to get a trip quote.More OpportunitiesWhitewater Paddling Instruction: Learn from the best with NOC's Paddling School.Wilderness Medicine and Survival Courses: Receive instruction and certification from SOLO Southeast, the originator of wilderness medicine training.Merit Badges: Call us at 828.785.5010 for more information about earning your merit badge with NOC.
25 minutes | 10 months ago
Maine High Adventure Base - Interview with Sean McEneaney
Interview with Sean McEneaney, Program and Base DirectorOpportunities abound for exciting, unique and extended backcountry travel. Every day will involve challenges and rewards. Each bend in the river or change in horizon will bring new possibilities for excitement and relaxation. Take each day as it comes, make your own itinerary that fits EVERYONE'S desires and wishes.Canoeing is, by far, the most popular option for participants of Maine High Adventure. Paddling is available on waters ranging from some of the largest lakes in Maine to challenging whitewater streams and rivers and everything in between. A crew can plan a laid-back relaxing itinerary, a strenuous, demanding trip or a combination of each. Over the past three summer seasons, most crews have paddled an average of 75 to 85 miles while on the water based portion of their trek.Backpacking is another option for participants an Maine High Adventure. The famous Appalachian Trail winds its way over rugged terrain towards its northern terminus atop Mt. Katahdin. Many hikers refer to Maine as the "hardest section of the Appalachian Trail" due to the nature of the rocky footing. Maine High Adventure is in very close proximity to the "100 Mile Wilderness", the final 100 miles of this long-distance footpath and ambitions crews may wish to take on the challenge of hiking all 100 miles, while some may wish to backpack the final 25, culminating in a hike of Mt. Katahdin. Options abound, the opportunities are limitless!
33 minutes | 10 months ago
Lenhok’sin High Adventure Base - Interview with Griffin Linehan
Interview with Griffin Linehan, Director of Lenhok’sin High Adventure BaseLenhok’sin is a trek camp. We offer each Crew the opportunity to design their own program tailored to their level of experience and goals. Our primary program is a combination of backpacking and adventure activities. Backpack through the 4,000+ acres of Goshen Scout Reservation and some of the 35,000 acres of surrounding state wildlife game lands. Challenge your Crew to summit up to five peaks and earn our most challenging award! Stop along the way at four of our nine exciting programs.
30 minutes | a year ago
MOHAB - Montana High Adventure Base - Interview with Stephen Miller, Program Director
Interview with Stephen Miller, Program Director for the Montana High Adventure Base.The Montana High Adventure Base (MOHAB) is a nationally accredited Boy Scouts of America High Adventure Base that offers trekking in one of the largest and most remote wilderness areas in the United States. MOHAB is open for Boy Scout troops and venturing crews as well as their adult leaders. MOHAB offers participants basecamp training and hands-on experiences that will provide them with the opportunity to safely lead themselves on their own wilderness expedition.
35 minutes | a year ago
ZBase - Interview with Scott Thiessen, Director
Scott Thiessen from Jack Zink high adventure base (ZBASE) was the guest for this edition of the High Adventure Scouting Podcast.Jack Zink high adventure base (ZBASE) is a high adventure leadership based program that will be operated by the Indian Nations Council and serve Boy Scouts and Venture Scouts as well as high adventure enthusiasts on a regional basis. The leadership curriculum will provide an outdoor discovery based classroom designed to develop participants’ leadership skills and learn more about themselves and others in a hands-on, active experience. The programs offered will be unique to not only the area, but to scouting in general. ZBASE will encompass 35,000 acres on Zink Ranch as well as 10,000 acres of Skiatook Lake.THE PURPOSE OF ZBASE IS THREEFOLD: become the premier regional (and eventually national) high adventure base, help maintain the relevance of the scouting principles to today’s youth, and be seen as a leadership training center. Zink Ranch has a tradition of hosting various scouting activities and is a fitting site for this one of a kind high adventure base.
36 minutes | a year ago
Louisiana Swamp Base - Interview with Ben Pierce, Director
Ben Pierce from Louisiana Swamp Base was the guest for this edition of the High Adventure Scouting Podcast.Louisiana Swamp Base is a national conservation and high adventure recreation base created in 2010 by the Evangeline Area Council, Boy Scouts of America to commemorate the Centennial of Scouting while also making a 100 year commitment to annually immerse thousands of youth in the environment and culture of the Atchafalaya Swamp.Each year Swamp Base focuses on improving the quality and experience of the Atchafalaya Swamp through environmental stewardship efforts and high adventure programs that instill pride and ownership in the area by allowing youth to experience the swamp firsthand. Swamp Base celebrated it's 8th anniversary of operating summer high adventure treks in 2020.
7 minutes | a year ago
Introduction Episode - What You Need to Know Before Jumping into the Podcast
It is our experience that high adventure is the lynchpin to keeping many of the youth ages 14-18 in our Troops. This website has been developed for the purpose of providing as much information on high adventure options as possible. Whether it’s the typical national high adventure trips, council bases or independent options, we want to provide as much information for you as a leader. You get to take full advantage of our research efforts. Hopefully this resource will help you plan just the right high adventure trip. If you see any mistakes or omissions from our lists please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org. Conversely if you have some great experiences in your own unit please share them with the masses as we will distill the information into the website and give your unit credit for the find. Happy High Adventure!
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