Troop 236 has an active High Adventure program that features one or more weeklong summer trips. Our most popular and frequented High Adventure trips are Philmont in Cimarron, New Mexico and Florida Sea Base, followed by Northern Tier in Minnesota. These are just three of four National Boy Scout High Adventure camps.
Troop 236 has certain rules for participation in High Adventure trips. To attend a high adventure outing with Troop 236, the Scout must:
- Be either 14 years old or 13 years old and have completed the 8th grade by the date of the trip, and
- Be at least a First Class Scout by the date of the trip.
In addition, once the initial deposit has been made, any Scout or adult who drops off the roster is responsible for all shared costs (i.e. the group cost of the camp facility such as the cost of the ship at Sea Base) unless a replacement Scout/Adult leader is identified to fill that vacancy. The primary person responsible to identify a substitute to fill the slot will be the person who vacated the position. The only exception to this rule is if the participant is required to drop out for medical reasons.
Two High Adventure awards are given to those who complete 3 or 4 trips to the National Boy Scout High Adventure camps. The first, the Triple Crown award, is given to those who go on three of the four High Adventure trips. The Grand Slam is awarded to those who go to all four camps for their High Adventure programs.
On January 19, 2019 at the Vasa Park Winter Court of Honor, Alberto Garza Gomez was awarded the Triple Crown award, a Troop 236 first!
“Philmont Scout Ranch is the Boy Scouts of America’s largest national High Adventure Base. Its 34 staffed camps and 55 trail camps provide an unforgettable adventure in the high country along hundreds of miles of rugged, rocky trails” (from the Philmont website).
The Summit Experience High Adventure Program: This is a seven-day/six-night program running Sunday to Saturday. It consists of half-day introductory level experiences at each of the nine Summit high adventure venues. In addition, each group will perform a half-day service project and have the chance to ride The Big Zip – our 3⁄4 mile zip line. In addition, each night (Monday-Friday), we will open the Scott Summit Center for activities, fun and socializing. The Scott Summit Center incorporates small versions of our adventure sports venues” (from the Summit website).