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Jul
9
Thu
2015
Philmont High Adventure 2015 @ Philmont Scout Ranch
Jul 9 – Jul 24 all-day
Philmont High Adventure 2015 @ Philmont Scout Ranch | Cimarron | New Mexico | United States

For further details, see the Philmont High Adventure 2015 page.

We depart on Amtrak on Thurs July 9.  We return on Thurs July 23.

Jul
18
Sat
2015
Boundary Waters 2015 @ North Country Canoe Outfitters
Jul 18 – Jul 25 all-day
Boundary Waters 2015 @ North Country Canoe Outfitters | Ely | Minnesota | United States

General Trip Outline

Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA) is part of Superior National Forest. BWCA is in the northern extreme of Minnesota and it borders Quetico Provincial Park in Ontario, Canada. BWCA is renown for its canoeing and fishing.  It is over one million acres of pristine wilderness which includes over one thousand lakes, over one thousand miles of canoe routes and over two thousand campsites.

We will gather near Ely, Minnesota for a half-day of orientation, detailed trip planning, instruction on how to use the outfitter’s equipment and bunking in one of their bunkhouses. Then we head out early on the next morning for seven days on the water in BWCA.

The National Forest Service requires groups to have no more than nine people traveling together, so we have two crews going. Permits are issued per crew with strict limits on how many groups may enter BWCA at each entry point per day. One crew is taking a path which leads from Snowbank Lake to Farm Lake and should cover 50 miles and allow plenty of time for world class fishing. The other group will take a path from Lake One to Moose Lake and should cover 75 miles. The two crews should cross paths on the second day they are on the water. Not returning to the start point has the benefit of seeing new sights every day. Detailed plans of the trip on waterproof maps – which we will carry with us – will be reviewed during orientation.

Outfitter

We have chosen North Country Canoe Outfitters as our outfitter for this trip rather than the Boy Scout Northern Tier outfitter. There are many advantages of using a private outfitter – they provide better equipment, all equipment, including canoes, tents, water-tight bags for gear, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, stoves, pots, pans, rain flies and food. They require less paperwork and have fewer hoops for us to jump through. They are lower cost. They are more flexible in a variety of ways.

Age and Rank Requirements

All scouts going on this High Adventure trip need to be at least 13 years of age and at least Star rank at the time of the trip.

Fees and Deposit

A non-refundable $100 deposit is due by March 10, 2014. The balance will be due upon arrival at BWCA.

More details to follow as we get closer…

Aug
3
Mon
2015
National Order of the Arrow Conference @ Michigan State University
Aug 3 – Aug 9 all-day
Aug
6
Thu
2015
Scouting Resource Forum @ Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City
Aug 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Scouting Resource Forum @ Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City | Leawood | Kansas | United States

The Scouting Resource Forum is held the first Thursday of the month.  All Adult leaders are welcome to attend.

This meeting was formerly called the Trailhead District Roundtable.

Aug
12
Wed
2015
BVS – First Day of School for 2015-2016
Aug 12 all-day

Blue Valley Schools – First Day of School for 2015-2016

Aug
13
Thu
2015
Scouting Resource Forum @ Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City
Aug 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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