National High Adventure Bases

National High Adventure Bases

Summit Bechtel Reserve "The Summit"

68 Crossroads Mall
Mt. Hope, WV 25840



The Summit opened in 2013 with the National Scout Jamboree, and was a big success!  We encourage Scouts, parents, and Scouters to check out everything the New River Gorge Region has to offer.

It's an adventure center for the millions of youth and adults involved in the Boy Scouts of America and anyone who loves the outdoors. It's home to the National Scout Jamboree, and the 4th BSA High Adventure Base, joining the Philmont Scout Ranch, Northern Tier and Florida Sea Base.

It's the beginning of the next century of Scouting. With incredible facilities and intense outdoor programs, The Summit is a place that takes kids to the limits of what they think they can do and further.

The Summit is more than just a place for Scouts; it's Scouting's future.

Northern Tier High Adventure Base 

14798 Moose Lake
P.O. Box 509
Ely, MN 55731



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 America's Canoe Country.

Philmont Scout Ranch

Attn: CHQ
17 Deer Run Road
Cimarron, NM 87714
Phone: (575) 376-2281
Fax: (575) 376-2636



Born in 1938 as Philturn Rockymountain Scoutcamp, today's Philmont Scout Ranch is a bustling center for high adventure and training. Youth and adults take advantage of the ranch's camping, training, and work programs. Most activity takes place during the summer, but Philmont also offers its Fall Adventure and Kanik winter program.
More than 930,000 Scouts, Venturers, and leaders have experienced the adventure of Philmont since the first camping season in 1939. Throughout its existence, conscientious attention to low-impact camping techniques have helped maintain the ranch's wilderness flavor.

Florida Sea Base

73800 Overseas Hwy
Lower Matecumbe Key
Islamorada,FL  33036

Postal Address:
The Florida Sea Base
P.O. Box 1906
Islamorada,FL 33036

(305) 664-5612 


The Florida National High Adventure Sea Base is owned and operated by the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America to offer unique educational aquatic programs to our members. Located in Islamorada and on Summerland Key in the beautiful Florida Keys, as well as Marsh Harbour, Great Abaco Island, Bahamas, the heart of the Florida Keys, the near shore reefs and crystal clear waters offer unparalleled opportunities for long term and short term programs year round. Our Conference facilities are utilized for youth and adult Scouting Conferences and non-Scouting groups when available.  Write or call for specific program information and costs.