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High Adventure Scouting Podcast

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High adventure is an essential part of keeping youth involved in Scouting. We highlight national and council high adventure bases, independent high adventure options and sometimes delve into cool product reviews. Interviews feature directors from some of the best high adventure bases in the United States. Make your high adventure trips better and more diverse.

High adventure is an essential part of keeping youth involved in Scouting. We highlight national and council high adventure bases, independent high adventure options and sometimes delve into cool product reviews. Interviews feature directors from some of the best high adventure bases in the United States. Make your high adventure trips better and more diverse.

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United States

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High adventure is an essential part of keeping youth involved in Scouting. We highlight national and council high adventure bases, independent high adventure options and sometimes delve into cool product reviews. Interviews feature directors from some of the best high adventure bases in the United States. Make your high adventure trips better and more diverse.

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@hascouting

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English


Episodes

Swampbase Update with Gabe Griffords - Program Director

12/7/2020
Gabe Griffords from Louisiana Swamp Base was the guest for this edition of the High Adventure Scouting Podcast. Gabe gave us an update for 2021 and 2022. Louisiana Swamp Base is a national conservation and high adventure recreation base created in 2010 by the Evangeline Area Council, Boy Scouts of America to commemorate the Centennial of Scouting while also making a 100 year commitment to annually immerse thousands of youth in the environment and culture of the Atchafalaya Swamp. Each year...

Duration:00:18:27

Yellowstone High Adventure Outpost - Interview with Andrew Allgeier, Director

11/23/2020
The Yellowstone High Adventure Outpost provides a premier High Adventure experience for independent crews and scouts at CBB who are ready for the adventure of a lifetime in the largest contiguous wilderness in the lower 48. http://www.campbuffalobill.com/program/yellowstone-high-adventure-outpost/

Duration:00:24:32

Makajawan High Adventure Base - Interview with Rory Fencl, Reservation Director

11/16/2020
Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan High Adventure Base has been offering Northwoods adventures since 1976. Whether you are interested in taking in the vistas on foot at one of our four backpacking destinations, paddling through the cool water on our kayaking or canoe treks, or relaxing on sailboats in Lake Superior, there is sure to be a trek for you! We are excited to announce new treks each summer. If you don’t see a trek that you like, contact the camp staff about a custom itinerary. We offer both in-camp day...

Duration:00:26:31

Salmon River High Adventure Base - Interview with Camp Director Al Davis

11/9/2020
The Salmon River High Adventure Base is a joint venture between Grand Teton Council and the Mountain West Council. Idaho's Salmon River, known as the "River of No Return," is one of the most unique in the world. Originating in the mountains of central Idaho, it flows through some of the most beautiful and pristine land in the United States before reaching its confluence with the Snake River. It is a free-flowing river, without a single dam anywhere on the 425 miles of its main steam. It is...

Duration:00:29:21

Z-Base - 2021 Update from Director Scott Thiessen

11/2/2020
Scott Thiessen, Director for the Zink High Adventure Base (Z-base) discusses the coming 2021 season. Jack Zink high adventure base (ZBASE) is a high adventure leadership based program that will be operated by the local Indian Nations Council and serve Boy Scouts and Venture Scouts as well as high adventure enthusiasts on a regional basis. The leadership curriculum will provide an outdoor discovery based classroom designed to develop participants’ leadership skills and learn more about...

Duration:00:19:38

Swift High Adventure Base - Interview with Lisa Abernathy

10/26/2020
The podcast comes to Missouri with Swift High Adventure Base. We interviewed Lisa Abernathy, past director of Swift. Every week at Swift includes more activities than you can possibly complete. Rock Climbing, High Challenge Course, Rapelling, Low Challenge Course, Swimming, Sailing, SUPs, Equestrian Programs, Mountain Bikes Course and Trail Rides, Ascending, Mountain Boards, and more. Then on top of all that fun, each week has a theme that expands the program offerings at...

Duration:00:17:35

Floodwood Mountain Scout Reservation - Interview with Steven Leonardi and Jordan Brown

10/5/2020
Floodwood Mountain Scout Reservation has been the ultimate site for High Adventure for over 50 yrs. Floodwood is located near Saranac Lake, NY about an hour west of Lake Placid in the heart of the Adirondacks. With its many lakes, streams, and High Peaks, Floodwood is perfectly located to offer a High Adventure challenge second to none. Choose either a canoe trek from our base located on Rollins Pond or backpacking trek into the High Peaks Wilderness. Accompanying your unit for your trek...

Duration:00:40:00

Aquabase - Interview with Sarah Flowers and Reid Parish

9/21/2020
Imagine spending your Summer Camp experience on one of the largest man-made lakes in the world? Aquabase is located on Kentucky Lake in the heart of the United States. The base is a part of Pfeffer Scout Reservation and a part of the Lincoln Heritage Council. This is an interview with Sarah Flowers, Director of Camping Services for the Lincoln Heritage Council and Reid Parish, Director of Aquabase. www.lhcbsa.org/high-adventure

Duration:00:26:28

Northern Lights High Adventure Base - Interview with Stephanie Kelly

9/8/2020
An interview with Stephanie Kelly, Backcountry Trek Manager, for the Northern Lights High Adventure Base. This is the premier Alaskan High Adventure outdoor experience for scouts. Backpacking, hiking, canoeing, fishing and more! The Northern Lights High Adventure Base is run by the Midnight Sun Council, Boy Scouts of America, based in Fairbanks, Alaska. The mission of the Base is to provide a remote outdoor experience to youth and adults within the Scouting...

Duration:00:22:26

NOC Center - Interview with Liz Hoekwater, Groups & Customs Reservations Manager

3/2/2020
Leadership, Skills, and Adventure NOC is the Southeast's premier adventure destination, offering adventure programs for both Boy Scouts of America and Girl Scouts of the USA. Gain new skills while having fun with your troop. From mild to wild, we offer activities for everyone. Single Day Adventures Choose from one of our seven locations, based on age and ability, to create the best whitewater rafting adventure for your troop. Beginner: Chattahoochee River, Nantahala River, Lower Pigeon...

Duration:00:19:10

Maine High Adventure Base - Interview with Sean McEneaney

2/10/2020
Interview with Sean McEneaney, Program and Base Director Opportunities abound for exciting, unique and extended backcountry travel. Every day will involve challenges and rewards. Each bend in the river or change in horizon will bring new possibilities for excitement and relaxation. Take each day as it comes, make your own itinerary that fits EVERYONE'S desires and wishes. Canoeing is, by far, the most popular option for participants of Maine High Adventure. Paddling is available on waters...

Duration:00:24:52

Lenhok’sin High Adventure Base - Interview with Griffin Linehan

1/27/2020
Interview with Griffin Linehan, Director of Lenhok’sin High Adventure Base Lenhok’sin is a trek camp. We offer each Crew the opportunity to design their own program tailored to their level of experience and goals. Our primary program is a combination of backpacking and adventure activities. Backpack through the 4,000+ acres of Goshen Scout Reservation and some of the 35,000 acres of surrounding state wildlife game lands. Challenge your Crew to summit up to five peaks and earn our most...

Duration:00:33:07

MOHAB - Montana High Adventure Base - Interview with Stephen Miller, Program Director

1/6/2020
Interview with Stephen Miller, Program Director for the Montana High Adventure Base. The Montana High Adventure Base (MOHAB) is a nationally accredited Boy Scouts of America High Adventure Base that offers trekking in one of the largest and most remote wilderness areas in the United States. MOHAB is open for Boy Scout troops and venturing crews as well as their adult leaders. MOHAB offers participants basecamp training and hands-on experiences that will provide them with the opportunity to...

Duration:00:29:56

ZBase - Interview with Scott Thiessen, Director

12/23/2019
Scott Thiessen from Jack Zink high adventure base (ZBASE) was the guest for this edition of the High Adventure Scouting Podcast. Jack Zink high adventure base (ZBASE) is a high adventure leadership based program that will be operated by the Indian Nations Council and serve Boy Scouts and Venture Scouts as well as high adventure enthusiasts on a regional basis. The leadership curriculum will provide an outdoor discovery based classroom designed to develop participants’ leadership skills and...

Duration:00:34:42

Louisiana Swamp Base - Interview with Ben Pierce, Director

12/9/2019
Ben Pierce from Louisiana Swamp Base was the guest for this edition of the High Adventure Scouting Podcast. Louisiana Swamp Base is a national conservation and high adventure recreation base created in 2010 by the Evangeline Area Council, Boy Scouts of America to commemorate the Centennial of Scouting while also making a 100 year commitment to annually immerse thousands of youth in the environment and culture of the Atchafalaya Swamp. Each year Swamp Base focuses on improving the quality...

Duration:00:35:34

Introduction Episode - What You Need to Know Before Jumping into the Podcast

12/6/2019
It is our experience that high adventure is the lynchpin to keeping many of the youth ages 14-18 in our Troops. This website has been developed for the purpose of providing as much information on high adventure options as possible. Whether it’s the typical national high adventure trips, council bases or independent options, we want to provide as much information for you as a leader. You get to take full advantage of our research efforts. Hopefully this resource will help you plan just the...

Duration:00:06:30