High-Adventure Bases

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

The Florida Sea Base, Northern Tier High Adventure Base, Summit Bechtel Reserve, and Philmont Scout Ranch annually seek applications from qualified men and women. Each season, for example, Philmont alone employs more than 1,100 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 Sea Base

P.O. Box 1906
Islamorada, FL 33036

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

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

Philmont Scout Ranch 
17 Deer Run Rd
Cimarron, NM 87714