2024 High Adventure Trek

Accepting Applications for 2025 soon!

Is your Scout ready to take their Scouting journey to the next level?

The application period for 2025 Scoutreach High Adventure Treks will begin in July! Your Scout could be hiking breathtaking vistas at Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico or living amongst the diverse sea life of the Florida Keys at Sea Base.

High Adventure Treks are unique opportunities for Scouts to test their many skills and explore their limits under the guidance of trained professionals. Learn more about what each trek has to offer below.


At Sea Base, you will camp under a canopy of gumbo limbo trees, mangroves, and lush vegetation. Each day will be action-packed. From Big Munson Island your crew will ocean kayak, snorkel the Florida Barrier Reef, take part in deep sea fishing excursions, night snorkel, and explore the largest wilderness on Earth. If you are seeking a unique primitive camping experience and a tropical adventure then Sea Base is for you.

Visit the Sea Base Website


Philmont Scout Ranch is the Scouts’ largest National High Adventure Base with dozens of camps scattered across rugged terrain that ranges in elevation from 6,500 to 12,441 feet. Philmont offers an unforgettable backpacking adventure with programs that feature the best of the Old West—horseback riding, burro packing, gold panning, and chuckwagon dinners. It’s an unbeatable recipe for fast-paced fun in the outdoors.

Visit the Philmont Website

Requirements for applications to be considered

  • Scouts who have participated in previous High Adventure Treks through Atlanta Area Council Scoutreach are not eligible for selection and should not apply.
  • Scouts must be 14 years of age or 13 years of age and have completed the 8th grade prior to arrival at High Adventure Base. Scouts cannot be older than 17 years of age prior to arrival at High Adventure Base.
  • Scout must meet the height and weight guidelines listed in the BSA Medical Form (Philmont | Sea Base)
  • Provide a signed copy of the BSA Medical form, parts A and B with your application.
  • Submit a creative typed 500-word essay about your Scouting journey
  • Provide a signed letter of recommendation from your Scoutmaster in a sealed envelope. 
  • Selected Scouts will be assessed a fee of $300; all other costs will be covered by the Atlanta Area Council

The deadline to submit applications for 2024 has passed.

Adult Leader Applications for 2025 coming in June.

Please contact Donna Horne @ 770-989-2875 or donna.horne@scouting.org  if you have questions or require additional information.

File Name Description
2024 Philmont Guidebook to Adventure- Advisors Edition Download
2024 Sea Base-Brinton Center Participants Guide Pages 19-21 Specifically for the 2024 Trip Download
Philmont Medical Form Due no later than May 15th Download
Sea Base Medical Form Due no later than May 1st Download