Older Scouts (those who are at least 13 years old or have completed the seventh grade) seek challenge and variety. How does Scouting capture their interest? Through diverse high-adventure and outdoor opportunities.
Council High Adventure
Hanna Venture Base opened in 2000 as a place for Boy Scouts and Venture to experience high adventure. The facility features an indoor climbing wall and an outdoor 60’ climbing tower, with walls for rappelling and climbing. Week-long Hanna Venture Base Treks are taken by both Scouts and Venturers. The base was named after, and financially supported by Al Hanna, whose achievements include climbing Mount Everest.
- Apostle Islands Sea Kayaking
- Crystal Lake Scuba Adventure
- Porcupine Mountains Hiking Adventure
- Wisconsin River Canoeing Adventure
Get out of the house and into the excitement offered at one of the BSA’s high-adventure bases! There’s a thrilling aquatic quest at the Florida Sea Base, a canoeing or winter camping challenge at Northern Tier, a Wild West backpacking expedition at Philmont Scout Ranch, and coming in 2013, the ultimate in high-adventure outdoor playgrounds at The Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia.
High Adventure Resources