Laurel Highlands Council

High Adventure


High Adventure

Participating in a National BSA High Adventure trip can be the pinnacle of a Scout’s journey.  Life changing adventure awaits at each of the BSA’s four National High Adventure Bases.

If you have a group of between 7 and 12 Scouts and Adults interested in attending one of the bases, contact our Council High Adventure Committee will work with you to coordinate a trip (form is at the bottom of this page).  Crew reservations must be made by September at least two years prior to desired attendance.


Philmont Scout Ranch is the BSA’s premier high adventure base serving over 25,000 Scouts annually. Located outside of Cimarron, NM, Philmont Scout Ranch offers miles of backpacking, rock climbing, mule treks, and much, much, much more.

Council coordinated trips include two days of touring to get used to the elevation before arriving at Philmont for the adventure of a lifetime. Click the link below to learn more about Philmont! 

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2021 LHC Philmont Contingent

The Boy Scouts of America, Laurel Highlands Council 2021 Philmont Expedition is limited to a maximum of 27 youth and 9 adult participants.

Scouts/Venturers must be at least First Class (or equivalent) rank and age 14 by the beginning of the expedition and must not turn age 21 before the end of the expedition. 

Adult spaces are limited. The LHC High Adventure Committee reserves the right to select adult participants based upon Philmont's adult to youth participation ratio, Scouting background, and BSA policy.  Co-ed crews must have a female adviser aged 21 years or older.

For more information about the 2021 Laurel Highlands Council contingent, please click the More Information button below. 

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The Florida Sea Base is the BSA’s tropical home based in the Florida Keys. Program offerings include island camping, kayaking, sailing, scuba diving, fishing, and much, much more. 

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Norther Tier High Adventure Program is the BSA’s crown jewel of the North and is made up of three separate bases.  Headquartered in Ely, MN programs include canoeing the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness of the US and Canada and winter camping.

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The Summit: Bechtel Family National Scouting Reserve, located in the mountains of Southern West Virginia, is the BSA’s fourth high adventure base.  Construction of The Summit marks the largest project the BSA has ever undertaken.  As of 2013, The Summit serves as the permanent home of the National Scout Jamboree and will host the World Scout Jamboree in 2019.  The High Adventure base opened in 2014 with programs that include climbing, whitewater rafting, mountain biking, shooting and much, much more.

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Questions? Contact the Council High Adventure Committee.