Boundary Waters - Level 2 Trip
June 4-13, 2011
Troop 137 is traveling to the Boundary Waters Canoe Wilderness Area and Quetico Provincial Park (Canada).
A trip of a lifetime and a Scout favorite - we will be canoeing and camping for up to 8 days in a fisherman's paradise.
See moose, bald eagles, and loons; enjoy historical Indian pictographs and trading sites, and fish for walleye,
smallmouth bass, and Northern pike in crystal-clear lakes and rivers.
An average day in the Boundary Waters may include canoe travel between 5-10 miles, including portages, setting up camp,
group meals, fishing, hiking, exploring. We plan at one or two "layover days" where we stay in one camp site for two nights
to allow for extra exploring (and fishing) days. Group sizes are limited to 9 persons per group in the Boundary Waters.
Depending on the number of trip participants, we may divide into groups of 9 or less.
- June 4 - Fly from Nashville to Minneapolis - Charter Bus to Ely
- June 5 to June 12 - Canoe Trip (8 days on water)
- June 13 - Charter Bus to Minneapolis, Fly from Minneapolis to Nashville
Costs & Due Dates
The total cost for this trip is estimated to be approximately $ 950 based on a 8-day trip (on the water).
Once we select our routes and begin making reservations for airlines, ground transportation, and the canoe package,
we will be able to give you an exact price. The cost includes all transportation, food, lodging, and canoe and equipment rentals.
The only items not included are fishing gear and bait, fishing licenses, and extra money for snacks and souvenirs.
Deposits and payments are due as follows:
- $250 per person initial deposit due by February 15
- $250 per person payment by March 15
- $250 per person payment by April 15
- Remaining balance due by June 1
Rules for participants
- Because this trip is classified as a high-adventure outing, it is restricted to Scouts who will be 13 years of age
by December 31st of the year they are attending. Scouts must be able to canoe long distances and carry a 52-pound
canoe or a pack up to 60 pounds over short, but steep, muddy and rugged distances.
- All participants, including the adults, must meet "swimmer" requirements. Non-swimmers or beginners cannot participate
in a wilderness canoe trip. Scouts will be required to earn the Swimming Merit Badge prior to the trip
- Medical Forms class 3 are required for this trip. You must use the new BSA annual medical form.
- This trip will include two pre-trip outings for the crews, scheduled between April and May of 2011. These are mandatory
outings in order to work on canoeing, portaging, and crew skills.
Questions & Answers
- What outfitter are we using for this trip?
We are using Cliff Wold's www.cliffwolds.com. It has been our Troop's outfitter of choice for more then half a dozen trips over the past decades.
- Is this an official Boy Scout of America trip?
Yes, this will be an official BSA high-adventure trip. All official BSA rule and regulations apply to this trip.
- Why are we not using the Northern Tier High Adventure Base?
Trips to this camp are planned 2 years in advance, much like Philmont, and it is very difficult to get in. There are a few more spots available, if the Canadian base is chosen. However, the overall trip costs increases significantly (> $ 400) per participant for using the High Adventure Base.
- Do we use a local guide to assist us?
Our Troop has not done that in the past. While it is a wilderness trip, the navigating is not beyond our capabilities. In addition, we will be renting a satellite phone. This allows us to request help, if needed.
Adults in Charge:
Questions should be directed to Mr. Markus Kunz.
06 Apr 2012 MSS