National High-Adventure Bases
The BSA has three national high-adventure areas, and all three are unique. The Northern Tier National High Adventure Program offers wilderness canoe expeditions and cold-weather camping; the Florida National High Adventure Sea Base offers aquatics programs in the Florida Keys; and Philmont Scout Ranch offers backpacking treks in the rugged high country of northern New Mexico. Volunteer leaders may attend the Philmont Training Center each summer for a week-long training conference.
Many units organize their own contingents to the National High Adventure Bases. Scouts and Venturers may also attend as a participant in a Last Frontier Council contingent, which is open to youth in any unit. The council organizes a contingent to Philmont each summer and offers a contingent to the Florida Sea Base and Northern Tier on alternating years.