Did You Know? Northern Tier

Did you know…
July is National Park & Recreation Month

While camping and outdoor experiences are a well-known part of the Scouting program, there are four high adventure bases that provide true wilderness experiences in some of the country's most beautiful locales. These are "capstone" adventures that every Scout aspires to attend.

This week we highlight the Northern Tier. Northern Tier is BSA’s oldest national High Adventure program, outfitting scouting groups for canoe trips since the summer of 1923. Scouts from Northern Tier’s three wilderness canoe bases explore millions of acres of pristine lakes, meandering rivers, dense forests and wetlands in Northern Minnesota, Northwest Ontario and Northeast Manitoba. Northern Tier crews paddle in almost 6 million acres of exclusively canoe-access wilderness from the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) of Minnesota to the Atikaki Provincial Park of Manitoba. Trips range in length from 6-14 days and usually include between 50-150 miles of wilderness travel.