The following is a list of required paperwork, a selection of optional trip choices, and a wide variety of useful information. Please read very carefully.
Step 1: Financial Planning
Step 2: Permitting and Border Crossing
- Ely Permit Application
- If you are planning a trip in the Quetico Provincial Park, you will need additional documents for international travel:
Step 3: Canoe Rentals
Standard outfitting at Northern Tier includes aluminum canoes (75 pounds). For an additional fee of $30 per canoe per day, Kevlar canoes (less than 50 pounds) can be rented.
Step 4: Preparing for Northern Tier
Step 5: Required Documents:
The following documents must be absolutely complete upon arrival on base:
- Health and Medical Record – Every participant must have an up-to-date "Health and Medical Record." They must meet all health restrictions to be permitted to go on trail. Any food allergies or dietary restrictions must be communicated to Northern Tier at least 45 days prior to arrival (218-365-4811).
- Tour and Activity Plan – All crews must have a Tour and Activity Plan completed and submitted online at www.myscouting.org . This is a key document in planning your trip. Please print off a copy of what you have submitted online and bring it with you at check in.
- Swim Classification Form – Leaders and participants must complete a swim test prior to arrival at a Northern Tier base. Each leader and participant must be rated a "Swimmer" using the BSA swim text.
- Participant Policies – All Scouts and Venturers must sign off that they have read and understood the participant policies of Northern Tier
- Crew Roster – Should be submitted prior to arrival
- Wilderness First-Aid Training – At least one adult advisor must have proof (completion certificate) of BSA Wilderness First Aid training
- CPR Training – At least one adult advisor must have proof (completion certificate) of CPR Training
- BSA E-certifications – At least one adult advisor must have proof of training (completion certificates) in each of the following BSA e-certifications: Weather Hazards, Safety Afloat, and Safe Swim Defense.All Adult Advisors must have proof of training in Youth Protection.
Step 6: Trip Planning Resources: