The Crew

The Crew

All participants belong to a crew. Each crew can vary in size, but all crews consist of at least two adult leaders, a youth crew leader, and a majority of youth participants. A Northern Lights High Adventure Leader accompanies all crews.

Large troops will be divided into smaller crews. Even though crews may know each other, they will have independent experiences while at Northern Lights High Adventure to maintain the integrity of the wilderness program.

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The Crew Leader

The program of the Boy Scouts of America is specifically designed to develop youth leadership. A well-qualified Scout or Venturer should be selected as the Crew Leader early in the planning of each Northern Lights High Adventure Expedition. The Crew Leader is responsible for leading the discussion of the Crew’s route selection, organizing the pace of travel during the day and establishing the Crew duty roster for camp chores.

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The Trek Leader

The Trek Leader is a Northern Lights High Adventure staff member who serves as a teacher and resource for the Crew Leader and Crew. The Trek Leader has received special training in the best practices for your Alaskan trek. The Trek Leader aids the Crew Advisor in insuring the safety of the crew. Finally, the Trek Leader is responsible for imparting the unique flavor, history, culture and adventurous spirit of Alaska to the crew.

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WANT TO BE PART OF THE TEAM?

Download the current High Adventure Staff application form

Fill out the Staff application form and send it to our office or email it to CJ at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The premier Alaskan High Adventure outdoor experience for scouts. Backpacking, hiking, canoeing, fishing and more!

Thank you for your interest in the programs of the Northern Lights High Adventure Base. The Midnight Sun Council, Boy Scouts of America, based in Fairbanks, Alaska, operates the Base.

The mission of the Base is to provide a remote outdoor experience to youth and adults within the Scouting program.

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Northern Lights High Adventure Base Update

2019 Signups are now finalized. This year is going to be a busy season and hold many adventures for scouts from across the United States. 
 
We have Troops or Crews from as far away as Florida and Connecticut traveling this summer to experience as much of Alaska as possible! Some are headed down the Yukon River and others are hiking around Denali. Others still are trying their hand at catching Salmon and Gold panning. They run a serious risk of filling their tummies and possibly striking it rich! 
 
Whatever adventure and thrills they are seeking.  The High Adventure Base treks really get out and around this year as well. We will be visiting the villages or cities of Homer, Valdez, Denali, Eagle, Circle, Anchorage and Fairbanks as well as throughout the Alaskan, Chugach, Yukon and White Mountain Ranges.  
 
We are confident they will have memories of this years visit to Alaska for the rest of their lives! AlaskacompareUSAmap

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