Scouts and Venturers who enter Northern Tier's wilderness each summer get to explore a vast series of lakes and rivers during their 6- to 14-day journey.
For attending all four bases, Owen Buzan of the National Capital Area Council became the first recipient of the Grand Slam of High Adventure Award.
Scouts and adults who visit three or four BSA national high-adventure bases can earn the Grand Slam or Triple Crown of National High Adventure awards.
If you're looking to attend Northern Tier, Philmont, Sea Base or the Summit Bechtel Reserve in 2015 or 2016, I've got the details you need.
Take a peek at Northern Tier as it appeared in the Scouting magazine archives, starting in the '40s.
Northern Tier, the premier canoeing program of the BSA, has three bases — one in Minnesota and two in Canada — and offers treks across 6 million acres of canoe-country wilderness.
All four national BSA high-adventure bases now qualify for the Triple Crown award. And there's a new honor: the Grand Slam of National High Adventure.
The Triple Crown award honors those who have participated in a high-adventure program at three national high-adventure bases, but what about the Summit?
It almost seems unfair. A few older teens and 20-somethings will work at Northern Tier, Philmont, Sea Base or the Summit this summer, and they’ll get paid for it.
Update June 7, 11:12 a.m.: We stand at an impressive 683 pins! Keep commenting with the location you’re visiting (be as specific as possible) and your unit number.