High Adventure Bases


The BSA's four national high-adventure bases are looking for quality staff members.

The Florida National High Adventure Sea Base, Northern Tier National High Adventure Program, Summit Bechtel Reserve, and Philmont Scout Ranch annually seek applications from qualified men and women. Each season, for example, Philmont alone employs more than 700 individuals, from trail-guide rangers to backcountry program staffers to base camp and Philmont Training Center support people. Likewise, Northern Tier and the Florida Sea Base fill similar seasonal slots. Applicants must be 18 or older; previous Scouting experience and attendance at a high-adventure base are helpful but not required.


Get details and applications from each base:

Florida National High Adventure Sea Base 
P.O. Box 1906
Islamorada, FL 33036

Northern Tier National High Adventure Program  
P.O. Box 509
Ely, MN 55731-0509

Summit Bechtel Reserve 
2550 Jack Furst Drive
Glen Jean, WV 25846

Philmont Scout Ranch  
Route 1, 4 Miles South
Cimarron, NM 87714