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NEXT HAC Meeting Thursday  January 7, 2016 at MSSC in Bethesda.

  General Meeting Starting at 7:30 PM

    Sub Com Meeting Starting at 6:15 PM


2016 Advisor Training Session

Sunday, January 24

1:00-4:30, registration starts at 12:45

Potomac United Methodist Church

9908 South Glen Rd. 

Potomac, MD


NEW Northern Tier Provo Trip 2016 to Bissett

     Get your application here -

               2016 Northern Tier Application


PHILMONT 2016 Unit Application- Spaces are open for Units and PROVISIONAL.

                  2016 Provisional Youth Application


Wilderness First Aid Courses


2016 Seabase Application


The NCAC High Adventure Committee is comprised of volunteer Scouters that are dedicated to promoting high-adventure programs in all NCAC districts through our district high-adventure coordinators, providing information and assistance to NCAC youth and adults concerning high-adventure program opportunities, and conducting council contingent expeditions to Philmont Scout Ranch and other national High Adventure bases.


For more information......



Virginia Ward, 571-643-2426 [Call: 571-643-2426] ,
Brian Gannon, 703-307-2267 [Call: 703-307-2267] ,
Erin Gillette, 301-214-9133 [Call: 301-214-9133] ,

Click here for FORMS AND DOCUMENTS  (Includes Info for building Displays)

Click here for HAC Contact List

Click here for Trainig Documents


A must for all crews two (2) participants of a High Adventure Crew

be trained and certified in


Training Opportunities - Courses to get Certified

Click Here For Current Listing Update 4/1/2015





  Lenhok'sin High Adventure is Goshen Scout Reservation's nationally accredited high adventure program. The program offers Scouts, Venturers, Explorers, and their adult leaders exciting high adventure opportunities they will enjoy and remember forever. The staff at Lenhok'sin will work with you to customize a trek based on your Crew's interests.

Lenhok'sin is a trail camp. You will have the opportunity to hike the 4.000+ acres of Goshen Scout Reservation as well as some of the 35,000 acres of surrounding state wildlife game lands in addition to visiting Lenhok'sin staffed outposts. Treks run from Monday through Friday, allowing crews to select 4 outposts to attend.

Trail food is provided to you by the Lenhok'sin staff and prepared by your crew on the trail. Breakfasts and suppers are cooked meals and lunches are generally "no-cook" meals consisting of high protein foods.

Click HERE for more info


2016 Philmont and Sea Base
Join the CREW


 All Forms and Documents Available for
2016 PHILMONT and SEA BASE Contingent Adventures



 All Forms and Documents Available for
2016 PHILMONT and SEA BASE Contingent Adventures


 NCAC 2016 Contingent Dates and Information Click Here

Campership -Financial Help - For 2015 TREKS
Click here for Campership Application
For Scouts that need Assistance

For more information, contact Virginia Ward, HAC Campership Coordinator
571-643-2426 (Cell)

2015 NCAC Provisional Youth Application
Youth Application to join a Provisional Crew. A chance to hike with new friends on a great adventure.

2015 NCAC Unit Application
Have a crew from your Unit wanting to go to Philmont in 2015

2015 NCAC Provisional Adult Application
All provisional crew advisors for 2015 must complete an application form.
Click here for Application form.
For more information, contact:
Rush Williamson, HAC Adult Coordinator
All crew participants must read and sign a
"Code of Conduct Form"


Sponsored by National BSA and home of the National Jamboree, the Summit Bechtel Reserve (SBR) is located in Mount Hope, West Virginia and the 2015 High Adventure Programs are open to registered Scouts (who are at least 13 years old by September 1, 2015), Venturers and their registered leaders.   The Paul R. Christen High Adventure Base within SBR offers eleven separate 7-day programs from June 7 – August 15, 2015: one provides an introduction to all components of SBR Adventure Zone; six allow Scouts and Venturers to concentrate on developing their skills in one focus area while still having some time for elective choices; and four provide the opportunity for advanced (with additional age and physical prerequisites) skill levels in a single skill area.


High adventure at the SBR will challenge the hardiest Scouts and Venturers with world class zip lines, canopy tours, climbing, skate parks, BMX tracks, mountain bike trails, shooting ranges, kayaking, whitewater rafting and more. The Summit offers crew registration (both unit-based and provisional crews) and individual provisional registration. The minimum & maximum crew size depends on the program chosen. There are additional options within a crew registration that allow great flexibility for individual program selection and electives. SBR provides tents, cots and all program equipment for your trek. Breakfast and dinner will be served in the Summit dining hall. Shelf-stable lunches will be issued to accompany participants to their daily program venues.


To register, go to: and locate the 2015 High Adventure Programs Signup link. A deposit of $100 per person is required. Due to the registration flexibility, openings and offerings the Summit provides, NCAC will not be sponsoring a Summit contingent for 2015, so use the above link to register directly. Base program cost runs from $739 to $1199 depending on the program and not including travel.



  • SUMMIT EXPERIENCE (broad interest for those that want to try everything)
  • THE RIVER (rafting and kayaking)  
  • HELMETS & HARNESSES (climbing, canopy, challenge courses)
  • THE MARKSMAN (archery, shooting)
  • WHEELS (mountain biking)
  • BMX (racing, freestyle)
  • SKATE  (skateboarding)


The full 2015 catalog can be found at: The Summit also offers an OA Trail Crew option at $250 for OA members to do trail work for 4 days and then enjoy The Summit Experience for 4 more days. For more information on SBR High Adventure Programs, contact NCAC program liaison George Gadbois ( or 301-770-5386) or go to:

The Summit is Awesome!


Sea Base 


 All Forms and Documents Available for
2016 PHILMONT and SEA BASE Contingent Adventures




The NCAC HAC sponsors a Council Contingent Expeditions to Sea Base each year. The expedition is a provisional style crew made up by scouts/venturers from various units under the leadership of council approved scouters. Additional information is available below. 2015Application to hoist a sail - Click here..

Additional questions may be referred to the following individuals


Dana Abrahamsen, NCAC Seabase Coordinator

Donald Kilgore -- 301-214-0133

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 Northern Tier


Northern Tier High Adventure Bases


  2016 NCAC Provisional Treks to Northern Tier - Bissett.

      Application --  2016 Northern Tier Application

      Bissett, Manitoba, is the most wild and remote of the three NT locations.  In July 2016, NCAC wants to send one crew of well-experienced high adventure trekkers with the other crew for individuals newer to high adventure.  Cost is expected to be about the same as Philmont ($2400), but airfare and exchange rates with Canada make projections difficult. E-mail the NCAC program liaison, Craig Reichow, at until the official forms go online.  Once NCAC has interest to fill 12 youth and 4 adult slots, NCAC will lock in reservations.  Once the NCAC web site includes NT provo information, a deposit of $500 (plus forms) will hold each reservation for this inaugural opportunity. 




Sponsored by National BSA and located at Ely, MN; Atikokan,Ontario; and Bissett, Manitoba. Must be 14 years of age or have completed 8thgrade upon arrival at Northern Tier.  NCACrecommends 10- or 11-night treks (i.e., as long as possible) of wildernesscanoeing and portaging into a Canadian Provincial Park (e.g., Quetico, Atikaki). An interpreter (guide) is provided foreach trek and each crew includes the interpreter, two adults, and up to sixyouth (larger crew sizes available at Atikokan and Bissett).  The base cost for the 2015 summer season is click here for current prices plus extras andtravel.  A $300 crew deposit is requiredwith each crew application.  For moreinformation, contact NCAC program liaison Craig Reichow ( or703-478-0660) and see  Unit-based crew space for 2015 opened forregistration 2 January 2014.  Limited crewspace in 2014 may still be available, but you need to contact the Northern TierRegistrar for availability at (218) 365-4811.  An Order of the Arrow trail crew with trek isanother option. Winter Okpik programs are also offered at Ely.  Way cool!


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