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2019 Summer Camp - Yellowstone/Camp Buffalo Bill

Posted by cstewart on Jul 16 2019 - 12:06am

 

Click here for the campout flyer. 

The 2019 Summer Camp will be from July 11th to July 20th, 2019.

Registration closed.

2020 Seabase

Posted by cstewart on Jul 16 2019 - 12:06am

 

When: June 2020
Where: Bahamas

How to Register

Initial registration has completed, register here to get on waiting list (note you must have graduated 8th grade in 2020 to attend.)

$200.00 deposit required at time of registration.  

Additional Details

Seabase 2020 details coming soon, see Mr. Wille's email below:

As most of you know, high adventure planning is an 18 month process.  It starts with winning a slot for a crew from a high adventure base.  Thanks to Dr. White, our former Scoutmaster, we have procured slots for two crews for Seabase Bahamas for June, 2020.  We will have a signup on the website soon.  We need to decide in the next 30 days whether we are going to keep both crews or keep only one crew.  At the end of 30 days, we need to pay a substantial deposit.  Thus, to sign up, you will need to pay a $200 deposit which you will get back only if someone takes your place on the trip.  Seabase trips have a fee per crew, not per person.  Therefore, if you sign up, you will be obligated for your share of the crew fee.  If you cancel and no one is available to take your place, you will not have to pay airfare or any expense we do not have to pay.  But you will have to pay your share of the crew fee. (somewhere around $1000).  Note that if we get interest for 1.5 crews, we’ll probably sign up for both slots and try to recruit some people from other units. 

Seabase Bahamas is a fabulous trip.  You spend a week living on a sailboat.  You sleep on deck and you cook in the boat’s kitchen.  The boats are owned by the captain of the boat.  You learn how to sail the boat.  You snorkel, swim, fish, and tour small towns in the Sea of Abacos.  The beaches are some of the most beautiful you will ever see—white sand with the consistency of flour and virtually no junk on the beach.  The beauty of the Sea of Abacos (which has water so clear you can see the bottom in most places even 20-30 feet down) is that because it is a Sea, there is no ocean swell to make people seasick.  The water is much more calm than the open ocean.

For those in 9th grade or older that went to Northern Tier and are going to Philmont this Summer, this Seabase trip is your chance to complete the BSA High Adventure Triple Crown.  Our Troop has a lot of Scouts earn the Triple Crown—one of the rarest things to earn in Scouting.

Seabase is only a 7 day trip so it is easier on the adult vacation budget.  It is not easier on the financial budget.  Mainly because of the cost of air travel to the Bahamas, this trip is as expensive as Northern Tier.  I believe that last time we went the cost was around $1800.

Remember that Summer camp in 2020 is in Alaska.  There will likely be a high adventure activity for older Scouts in Alaska as well.  Alaska is going to be expensive as well due to the travel costs for Alaska.  Some may be making a choice between the two.  That choice is up to each person but take into account that we have two fabulous destinations for next Summer when deciding whether to sign up for Seabase.

 

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