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High Adventure

The Troop periodically makes available to Scouts a high adventure trek.

In 2002 the Troop sent a contingent to Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico. Other opportunities include: the International Scouting Jamboree in Essex England every four years (Scouts attended the jamboree during 2000 and 2004), going to the BWCA/Quetico for canoe trips (2003); dog sledding winter expedition (2004).

Ideas for any trek must be approved in advance by the Troop Committee. Two adults are required to participate in any trek. Scouts are expected to earn money for the trek. Treks are limited to the older, more experienced Scouts. Most treks will require fulfillment of certain courses, Merit Badges, or rank requirements (usually First Class). The Scout must demonstrate his sincere interest in the trek and his commitment to the purpose and safety of the trip.

Trip Leaders will approve the Scout's participation in the trek. In the event that the Scout is not compliant to trip rules and causes situations that may jeopardize the safety and well-being of the other trip participants, he will be sent home. This applies to the meetings and preparatory outings/trips also. A parent or guardian will be called and asked to pick him up immediately.

Fully completed medical exam forms including parent and doctor signatures are required for any high adventure. In some cases, the BSA will require a specific form other than the standard medical form.