Sea Base, the BSA's sailing oasis in the Florida Keys, the Bahamas and the U.S. Virgin Islands, offers something for anyone who loves the water.
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 the Florida Sea Base as it appears in the Scouting magazine archives, starting when the base first opened in the early 70s.
The Florida Sea Base is currently accepting reservations for 2015 adventures. The lottery for 2016 trips is open Jan. 15 to Feb. 16, 2015.
At Certified Angling Instructor Training, attendees learn to run fishing programs at summer camp and instruct the Fishing and Fly-Fishing merit badges.
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.