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CIMARRON, NEW MEXICO
Philmont offers 140,177 acres of rugged mountain wilderness in the Rocky Mountains in northeastern New Mexico. In addition to providing an unforgettable adventure in backpacking across miles of rugged, rocky trails, Philmont Scout Ranch offers programs that feature the best of the Old West—horseback riding, burro packing, gold panning, chuckwagon dinners, and interpretive history—with exciting challenges for today such as rock climbing, mountain biking, and sport shooting. It’s an unbeatable recipe for fast-paced fun in the outdoors.
AT ST. THOMAS
US VIRGIN ISLANDS
Experience the allure of the U.S. Virgin Islands. Here, the trade winds blow, offering some of the best sailing in the world. Upon arrival, your crew will board a 40-foot plus vessel with an experienced captain. Most units attain the 50 Miler Award as they circumnavigate the crystal blue waters surrounding the island of St. John. In addition to sailing, your unit will snorkel pristine coral reefs, hike in Virgin Islands National Park, swim ashore to incredible beaches, and more!
ATIKOKAN, ONTARIO, CANADA
Northern Tier is the Boy Scouts of America’s gateway to adventure in the Great Northwoods. Explore millions of acres of pristine lakes, meandering rivers, dense forests and wetlands in Northwest Ontario on a nine day canoeing adventure. North America’s Canoe Country, a vast series of navigable lakes and rivers spanning thousands of square miles, is one of the last great wildernesses on the continent.
Scouting Bridges: Uganda is a cultural exchange program which was started over five years ago with our scout friends in Uganda. We have made several trips there, and have welcomed them here on several occasions. The Troop will be camping at a school in Lugazi, which is near Jinja, one of Uganda's larger cities. We will plan scouting games, day trips to local areas, and other special events.
NEW RIVER TREK
SUMMIT BECHTEL RESERVE
This is a 50-mile paddle trek on the New River. You will navigate the upper portion of the river in inflatable kayaks (one or two-man) called “duckies”. This portion of the river includes Class I to III rapids. The final whitewater day in the Lower Canyon is a rafting experience and includes Class III to V rapids. Crews camp along the river through the New River Gorge. Summit Bechtel Reserve requires all participants to be 14 years old by the first day of the trek.
Check back often for more trip updates. This dynamic crew is always planning something new!
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