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Expeditions Summer 2022

BSAC High Adventure


BSA High Adventure Bases

This summer, crews are back at all four national high-adventure bases, backpacking the rugged trails of Philmont Scout Ranch, sailing to beautiful islands at Sea Base, paddling the tranquil lakes at Northern Tier and conquering the rope courses at the Summit Bechtel Reserve.

National high-adventure opportunities differ from your traditional summer camp experiences. Instead of focusing on merit badges and rank advancement (although you can still do that), Scouts make memories by trying activities they might not normally get to do

If you and your Scouts want to take part in one (or more) of these life-changing experiences, you can still do so in 2022. And it doesn’t have to be a summer trip. The high-adventure bases offer fun treks during other seasons, too. The Find Your Adventure page will provide detailed information. 

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Ricketts Glen State Park, Pennsylvania

Ricketts Glen State Park, located in northeastern Pennsylvania, is one of the most scenic areas in the state.  This large park is comprised of 13,193 acres and features 26 miles of trails varying from fairly level to very steep hills.  The 7.2-mile Falls Trail is the most challenging and follows 21 beautiful waterfalls ranging in height from 11 to 94 feet. The terrain along this trail is rocky, can be slippery and descends steeply in a couple of locations.  There are, however, 10 other trails that are shorter and less demanding.  Camping is available in the park.

Nearby attractions include the Worlds End State Park, the Endless Mountain Heritage Region and the Susquehanna Heritage Area.


Lima Rotary Riverwalk


The Lima Rotary Riverwalk, a 13.3-mile asphalt bike trail, follows the southeast bank of the meandering Ottawa River between Heritage Park southwest of Lima and Schoonover Park northeast of city center. At its north end, the scenic trail circles the lake at Schoonover Park; at its midpoint, the trail makes a loop around Hoover and Collett Street parks; and at its southern end, a loop around Heritage Park's woodlands.
Along the route, you'll find access to more city parks, neighborhoods, and downtown Lima.

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