Do you know how many BSA High Adventure Bases there are? Do you know which of the BSA’s "High Adventure" programs is its oldest? Is it Philmont?…the Florida Sea Base?…

It’s Northern Tier! Since 1923, Scouts have been voyaging into the great north wilderness to seek adventure. Eagles soaring overhead, walleye swimming in the depths of pristine lakes, meeting a moose on the portage trail. These are the experiences that Scouts get in Canada and the north woods of the United States. Northern Tier High Adventure Program is the ONLY outfitter in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area and Canada charged by the Boy Scouts of America to deliver the Scouting program to Scouts and Leaders adventuring into North Americas Canoe Country. The Charles L. Sommers Wilderness Canoe Base in Ely, Minnesota is the flagship base of the Northern Tier.

Some of the best weather, snow conditions, facilities, and terrain for cold weather camping in North America are offered through the OKPIK Adventure program at Charles L. Sommers base in Ely, Minnesota. OKPIK provides a highly-trained staff to help Scouts learn cold weather camping skills such as dog sledding, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, clothing and sleeping systems, snow shelter building, animal tracking, cold weather cooking, and ice fishing. It offers weekend, long weekend and mid-week programs as well as a longer Holiday Stay between Christmas and New Year.

When choosing Northern the Tier Base for your high adventure you can be sure that you will get a Wilderness Adventure that Lasts a Lifetime.

Have you been to the Northern Tier? Let us know, we want to hear from you.

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