Don't Miss the Lottery for Adventure!

Act Now to Get Space for 2018

2018 may seem like a long time from now, but if your unit is planning to attend a High Adventure Base it’s not that far away! Starting to plan now will ensure you get the dates you need, and allow plenty of time to plan, fundraise and physically train for your trip. Check out details for each of the High Adventure Bases below!

Philmont Scout Ranch

Philmont’s registration process is the busiest, and hardest, so making sure you get into the lottery on time will ensure your greatest chance of getting a trek in 2018.

2018 Philmont Unit Registration

2018 Trek Lottery

From October 26 to November 16, 2016, Northern Star Council units may enter the lottery and request trip dates that they want for Philmont in 2018. Units will be notified of their status for 2018 by December 8, 2017. Any units that do not receive a Trek can join the waiting list, or consider joining the Council Contingent. To find out more information or access the lottery visit

Sea Base

Sea Base holds a lottery each year from January 15-February 15 for the following year. Crews wishing to go in 2018 at any time (spring, summer or winter) should enter the lottery that will be held Jan-Feb in 2017. You can check out all of the different adventures to choose from at

Northern Tier

The lottery for 2018 Northern Tier reservations will be open from January 3 to 8, 2017. Units who do not get into the lottery can still sign up for available treks after the lottery closes. You can find more information and open 2017 treks at

The Summit

If you’d like to go to the Summit for High Adventure (not the jamboree) in 2018 then you’ll want to sign up on January 1, 2017. You can check out more information about each of the different summit adventures at

If you have general questions about High Adventure, or want to know more about the 4 High Adventure Bases, make sure to come to the University of Scouting, where the High Adventure Committee will be leading a session all about the High Adventure Bases!

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