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High Adventure Opportunities for March and April 2012

2012 Lenhok’sin High Adventure Provisional Opportunity: Lenhok’sin is NCAC’s high adventure program at Goshen Scout Reservation. It offers a variety of less costly programs that are excellent for crews doing their first high adventure program and for more experienced crews. The High Adventure Committee is sponsoring a 7/22/12 provisional crew for youth unable to attend with their unit. For more information, contact Tom Wheatley at tmwheatley1981@gmail.com or 301-371-4797 or Wes Haynes at Wes.Haynes@scouting.org or 301-943-8376

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2012 Lenhok’sin Staff Opportunities: Lenhok’sin is still looking for 2012 staff members 18 years or older. For more information, contact Wes Haynes at Wes.Haynes@scouting.org or 301-943-8376

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2012 NCAC Florida Sea Base Disadvantaged Crew Opportunity: NCAC is sponsoring a Sea Base crew for disadvantaged youth for a week beginning 7/11/12. The estimated cost per person is $100 to 350. For more information, contact Wes Haynes at Wes.Haynes@scouting.org or 301-943-8376

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2013 NCAC Philmont Provisional and Unit-Crew Opportunities: Philmont has a waiting list for 2013 crews, but NCAC has space on its three 2013 Philmont contingents: P709 (7/7-21), P716 (7/14-28), and P723 (7/21-8/4). Unit-crew slots will be filled through a fax in lottery to be conducted between 3/23 and 3/31/12. More information and a copy of the fax in unit-crew application, call Jack Lundin 703-938-0369 or lundinjack@yahoo.com All provisional and unit crews will travel together under arrangements made by NCAC. The standard estimated cost is $2100 per person, but there is also an economy option estimated at $1800 per person. For more information, see http://www.boyscouts-ncac.org/highadventure or contact Dave Talbott at dave.talbott@uspto.gov or 301-933-0048 or Wes Haynes at Wes.Haynes@scouting.org or 301-943-8376

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2013 NCAC Florida Sea Base Opportunity: NCAC is sponsoring a Coral Reef Sailing Contingent S717 leaving Washington on July 17 and returning on July 24. Applications and more information will be available at http://www.boyscouts-ncac.org/highadventure or contact Dana Abrahamsen at dabrahamsen@ftc.gov or 703-280-9782 or Wes Haynes at Wes.Haynes@scouting.org or 301-943-8376

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2012 and 2013 Northern Tier Opportunities: April 2, 2012 is the first day to make 2013 reservations for the high adventure bases at Ely, MN; Atikokan, Ontario; and Bissett, Manitoba. The best dates go fast, but there are still limited 2012 dates available. The number to call is 218-365-4811 This is the oldest national high adventure opportunity with the most wilderness. No roads, no resupply, and literally millions of acres of wilderness lakes, rivers, and streams for you to paddle and portage. Most crews take 10-day treks and are limited to 9 people (e.g., 6 Scouts, 2 adults, and an interpreter). You must be at least 13 years old, BSA-registered, and a swimmer to attend. The base cost is $58 minimum plus extras (2013) per person with a $300 reservation deposit. The Order of the Arrow sponsors trail crews followed by a trek. Winter Okpik programs (e.g., by dog-sled, cross-country ski, or snowshoe) are also offered at Ely, MN. For more information, see http://www.ntier.org or contact Craig Reichow at sctmstr@verizon.net or 703-478-0660

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High Adventure Opportunities Bulletin Board: The High Adventure Committee hosts a bulletin board at http://www.boyscouts-ncac.org/openrosters/ViewOrgPageLink.asp?LinkKey=19308&orgkey=1988 for crews to post notices looking for scouts and scouters to join a high adventure crew or for individuals looking for a high adventure crew to join. To post a notice, send an e-mail with the details to Stan Turk at stanley.turk@verizon.net.

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High Adventure Program Summaries: For information on program opportunities, age requirements, and prices at Goshen’s Lenhok’sin High Adventure, Adirondack High Adventure Area, Maine High Adventure Area, Northern Tier High Adventure Bases, Philmont, Florida Sea Base, and other NCAC high adventure programs, see the 12/4/11 edition of High Adventure Program Summaries available at https://docs.google.com/document/edit?id=1QNTE3slXa9WjYqHw_MTE67hoS-f85yhLJkT2oOK7KA8&pli=1. Additional information is available at the NCAC High Adventure website at http://www.boyscouts-ncac.org/highadventure. Many of these programs provide provisional opportunities for youth and adults unable to participate as a unit-crew.

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The following are some upcoming events and training opportunities to assist in preparing for high adventure activities:

3/21 – Preparing for Philmont – 11:00 am – REI, Columbia, MD. For more information, see call 410-872-1742 or see http://www.rei.com/event/35121/session/43905.

3/21 – Lightweight Backpacking Basics – 7:00 pm – REI, Bailey’s Crossroads. For more information, see http://www.rei.com/event/33829/session/42328.

3/24-25 – Wilderness First Aid – $180 – Potomac Appalachian Trail Club. For more information, see http://www.patc.net/PublicView/Custom/Volunteer_files/Trail_Patrol_Pages/1st_Aid.aspx or contact Saleena DeVore at emailert@yahoo.com or 410-456-6861

3/24-25 – Wilderness & Remote First Aid – $165 – The Center for Wilderness Safety. For more information, see http://www.wildsafe.org/ or contact Clif Castleman at office@wildsafe.org or 703-444-9468

3/28 – The Philmont Class – 10:30 pm – REI, Fairfax. For more information, see http://www.rei.com/event/34494/session/43265.

3/28 – Potomac Riverkeeper: Island-to-Island Paddle – 7:00 pm – REI, Bailey’s Crossroads. For more information, see http://www.rei.com/event/33830/session/42329.

4/5 – NCAC High Adventure Committee Meeting & 2013 NCAC Philmont Unit-Crew Lottery – 7:30 pm – Scout Service Center, Bethesda, MD. Scouters interested in finding out about the committee’s activities are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Robert Kirk at rkirk@joejacquescpa.com or 301-340-8966

4/9, 14-15, 28-29 – Backpacking 101 – $75/95 – Potomac Appalachian Trail Club Headquarters and Prince William Forest Park. For more information, see http://patc.us/volunteer/trailpatrol/Outreach/BP101.htm or contact John Bridges at TPBackpack@patc.net or 703-726-0188

4/14-15 – Basic Wilderness First Aid – $130 – Potomac Appalachian Trail Club. For more information, see http://www.patc.net/PublicView/Custom/Volunteer_files/Trail_Patrol_Pages/1st_Aid.aspx or contact Saleena DeVore at emailert@yahoo.com or 410-456-6861.

4/14-15 – Wilderness First Aid – $240 – Wilderness Safety Council. For more information, see http://www.wfa.net or contact Chris Tate at chris@wfa.net or 703-836-8905

5/5-6 – Wilderness First Aid – $180 – Potomac Appalachian Trail Club. For more information, see http://www.patc.net/PublicView/Custom/Volunteer_files/Trail_Patrol_Pages/1st_Aid.aspx or contact Saleena DeVore at emailert@yahoo.com or 410-456-6861

5/19-20 – Wilderness First Aid – $240 – Wilderness Safety Council. For more information, see http://www.wfa.net or contact Chris Tate at chris@wfa.net or 703-836-8905

You may contact me for additional information or questions on any of the above topics:

Jack Lundin
George Mason District HA Rep
703-938-0369 or lundinjack@yahoo.com.

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