Pennsylvania Dutch Council has an active High Adventure Committee that helps coordinate trips to Scouting’s High Adventure Bases.  For information about these trips see below.  Trips are not taken to each base each year.

If you have a group of between 7 and 12 Scouts and Adults interested in attending one of the bases, let us know and we will work with you to coordinate a trip.  We have to make Crew reservations at least two years prior to desired attendance.


Philmont Scout Ranch

Philmont Scout Ranch is the BSA’s premier high adventure base serving over 23,000 scouts annually.  Located outside of Cimmaron, NM, Philmont Scout Ranch offers miles of backpacking, rock climbing, mule treks, and much, much, much more.  To learn more about Philmont Scout Ranch follow this link: Philmont Scout Ranch

PA Dutch Council offers trips annually to Philmont.  Scouts and Leaders spend two days touring to get used to the elevation then head to Philmont for the adventure of a lifetime.

Philmont 2023

When: June 24-July 8, 2023

Cost: $2995, $250 deposit required to reserve your spot

Note: We are limited to 12 spots for our 2023 Philmont trip. Spots will be filled on a first come, first serve basis.

2023 Information Sheet

2023 Registration Form

High Adventure Refund Policy


Florida Sea Base

The Florida Sea Base is the BSA’s tropical home based in the Florida Keys.  Program offerings include island camping, kayaking, sailing, scuba diving, and much, much more.  To learn more about the Florida Sea Base follow this link: Florida Sea Base

Sea Base



Note: We are limited to 8 spots for our Sea Base trip. Spots will be filled on a first come, first serve basis.

High Adventure Refund Policy

Summit Bechtel Reserve

The Summit: Bechtel Family National Scouting Reserve, located in the mountains of Southern West Virginia, will be the BSA’s fourth high adventure base.  Construction is currently underway and marks the largest project the BSA has ever undertaken.  The Summit will serve as the permanent home of the National Scout Jamboree starting in 2013 and will host the World Scout Jamboree in 2019.  The High Adventure base is scheduled to open summer 2014 and programs are slated to include climbing, whitewater rafting, mountain biking, and much, much more. To learn more about The Summit follow this link: The Summit





High Adventure Refund Policy


Northern Tier High Adventure Program

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 also winter camping.  To learn more about Northern Tier follow this link: Northern Tier

Information on Pennsylvania Dutch Council Northern Tier Treks will be posted here when available