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    Alabama Boy Scout High Adventure Tour - High Adventure Treks
    - Wilderness Survival Skills
    - Mountain Man Rendezvous
    - Remote Backcountry Camping
    - Bikepacking & Horse Treks
    - State Parks & Natural Landmarks
    - Natural Wildlife Preserves
    - Leave No Trace Territory
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    Tour Pinhoti Trail Pinhoti Recreation Trail
    335 Miles In Alabama & Georgia

    The Pinhoti Trail is a long-distance trail, 335 miles long, located in the United States within the states Alabama and Georgia. The trail's southern terminus is on Flagg Mountain (the southern most Appalachian peak that rises over 1,000 feet) which is located near Weogufka, Alabama. The trail's northern terminus is where it joins the Benton MacKaye Trail / Appalachian Trail.

    The Pinhoti Trail is a part of the Eastern Continental Trail and the Great Eastern Trail, both very long-distance US hiking trails connecting multiple states. Most of the Georgia Pinhoti Trail is in the Chattahoochee National Forest.

    AL-019: 335-Mile Trail - Alabama's Longest Trail
    AL-020: Alabama Tall Peaks Trek - Highest Point in State
    AL-021: Dugger Mountain Wilderness - Most Rugged Forest in Alabama.
    AL-022: Chief Ladiga Trail - 35-mile paved rail trail


    Bear Creek Floatway
    Class II - Kayak Whitewater Run

    Bear Creek in Northwest Alabama is a popular canoe run famous for its consistent water flow. 9 Miles of intense whitewater followed by 34 miles of a more leisurely scenic float down the creek and all the way to Pickwick Landing Dam on the Tennessee River. Or you can detour to the nearby scenic Dismals Canyon waterfall hiking trail.

    AL-001: Upper Bear Creek - Whitewater Kayaks
    AL-002: Lower Bear Creek - Canoe Floatway
    AL-003: Dismals Canyon - Hike Waterfall Trails
    AL-004: Dismals Canyon - Chase Hellbender Salamanders

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    Cheaha State Park
    Highest Point in Alabama

    Alabama's oldest state park and highest point in the state. Outdoor recreation includes hiking, mountain biking, a lake for swimming and fishing, and an observation tower at the highest point. Premium opportunity for a true Alabama High Adventure Trek.

    The park is also completely surrounded by the Talladega National Forest which offers additional recreational resources, like easily accessible trails to waterfalls and more.

    AL-005: Cheaha Mountain - Mountain Climbing
    AL-006: Cheaha Hiking Trails - Forest Trails
    AL-007: Cheaha Biking Trails - Mountain Biking
    AL-008: 10K Trail Run - (Last Weekend Sept) - Forest Race
    AL-009: Kentuck ORV Trail - Wilderness


    Cloudmont Ski & Golf Resort
    Snow Skiing in Alabama ???

    Since 1970, advanced snowmaking equipment and patient professional instruction have provided Cloudmont’s ski expansion to include two one-thousand foot, beginner-intermediate slopes. Two “pony lifts” take skiers to the top of the slopes that have an elevation of 1,800 feet and a vertical rise of 150 feet. Mentone Alabama Location.

    AL-010: Snowski Daytime - Wintersports
    AL-011: Night Skiing - Wintersports
    AL-012: Saddle Rock - Sky high Golf
    AL-013: Shady Grove Dude Ranch - Wild West
    AL-014: DeSoto State Park - Hiking Trails
    AL-026: Klondike Derby - Build and Race your own Snow Sleds


    Locust Fork
    Whitewater Adventure

    Nationally known for its premiere whitewater, the Locust Fork is the second longest free-flowing river in Alabama. Whitewater enthusiasts come from all over the Southeast and beyond to enjoy the thrill of the Locust Fork’s class III and IV rapids.

    AL-015: Locust Fork Rapids - Roughwater Kayak, Canoe or Swim
    AL-016: Locust Fork Fishing - 74 aquatic species


    Tour Camp Alabama BSA Rugged O Adventures

    BSA Primitive Scout Camps - Home of the Rugged Overnighters. Plenty or remote territory for camping, hiking, exploring.

    AL-017: Camp O'Rear - Rugged Overnighter
    AL-018: Camp Jackson - Rugged Overnighter
    AL-023: White Bluff Scout Reservation - Black Warrior River boat launch

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    Tour Camp Alabama BSA Cathdral Caverns State Park
    Massive Cave Complex

    The first thing you notice about Cathedral Caverns is the massive entrance. The huge opening measures 126 feet wide and 25 feet high. And it gets even better. Inside the cavern, you will find Big Rock Canyon, Mystery River and some of the most beautiful formations Mother Nature has ever created. Among them, you will see Stalagmite Mountain, The Frozen Waterfall and Goliath, a huge stalagmite column that reaches the ceiling of the cave some 45 feet above!

    This is Alabama's newest state park and includes remote backcountry campsites.

    AL-024: Wild Cave Tour - Underground Adventure
    AL-025: Backcountry Campsites - Hike into remote locations


    Lake Guntersville State Park
    Alabama's Largest Lake

    Lake Guntersville State Park is located along the banks of the Tennessee River in Northeast Alabama. The park overlooks the majestic 69,000-acre Guntersville Lake and ranges over more than 6,000 acres of natural woodlands. The park has an 18-hole championship golf course, a full-service restaurant, a beach complex with a rental pavillion and ample parking, outdoor swimming pool for hotel, cabin, and chalet guests, fishing center, hiking trails, nature programs, and a day-use area. Modern campground and lakeview cottages on the lake, coupled with a resort lodge on the pinnacle of Taylor Mountain and chalets on the ridge-tops, provide a selection of overnight accommodations beyond comparison.

    AL-027: 75-Mile Lake - Boating, Swimming, Watersports
    AL-028: 590-mile lakefront trails - Hiking, Camping, Exploring
    AL-029: Sportsfishing Adventure - largemouth bass, crappie and catfish.


    Secrets of the BSA Outdoor Essentials
    What You Really Need to Know!

    Pack Lean / Pack Smart! - Important tips on how to prepare scouting in the wild outdoors. The BSA Outdoor Essentials lists ten important items to always have on every wilderness adventure beginning with a with useful daypack. What will you bring?



    Spelunking Alabama Caverns

    Alabama has several venues for amateur adventurers to explore wild lighted caves.

    AL-030: Rickwood Caverns State Park - Experience the thrill of Rickwood's miracle mile of underground caverns!
    AL-031: Desoto Caverns Family Park - Camp Overnight in a Cave.


    Bankhead National Forest
    Northwest Alabama Wilderness

    The newly expanded trail system in the Bankhead National Forest added 82 miles of recreational trails to the 71 miles already in the Forest. Now, you can enjoy hiking, bicycle and horseback riding, and a trail for your all-terrain vehicle.

    Primitive camping and hunting are also allowed in some areas.

    AL-032: Sipsey Wilderness Trail - 13 mile trail thru the largest wilderness area in the Eastern U.S.
    AL-033: Black Warrior Trail - 25 mile trail with beautiful waterfalls, sandstone cliffs, deep gorges, majestic hardwood trees, wildflowers, and an abundance of birds and animals.


    Conecuh National Forest
    Florida-Alabama State Line

    Situated just above the Florida panhandle, the forest has a distinct southern flavor of mist-laden hardwood swamps, pitcher plant bogs, and southern coastal plain pine forest. Home of the endangered Red-Cockaded Woodpecker and other forest wildlife. Hiking, Hunting and Camping where permitted.

    AL-034: Conecuh Trail - The 20-mile long path through prime scenic wilderness.


    Weiss Lake
    Crappie Capital of the World

    A key feature is the 447 miles of shoreline including shallow flats, large coves, under-water drop offs and deep channels. There are also a motels, cabin rentals and campgrounds dot the shoreline. Better yet, camp on your boat in a secluded shoreline cove.

    AL-035: Boat Camping - Any boat, kayak or canoe will do.
    AL-036: Crappie / Bass Fishing - Catch the big one.
    AL-037: Cherokee Village Rock Climbing - Just 10 minutes from the lake.


    Dauphin Island
    Gulf Coast Adventure

    Alabama's gulf coast features this big island which is a popular tourism attraction and sanctuary for migratory birds preparing to fly to South America. Enjoy ocean fishing, watersports, birdwatching,

    AL-038: Deep Sea Adventure - Ocean charters take you sportsfishing or dolphin watching
    AL-039: Coastal Cruise - Explore desolate barrier islands by boat, kayak or canoe.
    AL-040: Migratory Bird Sanctuary - The ultimate birdwatching stateion
    AL-041: 15 mile Island Hike - Camp & play along the seashore - see wildlife and historic sites along the way.


    Lakefront High Adventure Week

    Enjoy exciting summertime activities such as swimming, paddleboat, kayaking, fishing, hiking, waterskiing, wakeboarding, group raft racing. Most Alabama Lake recreation areas are available for use yearround.

    AL-042: Florala State Park - Stretching along the shores of Lake Jackson.
    AL-043: Frank Jackson State Park - premium fishing and swimming. Lakefront bathhouse.
    AL-044: Joe Wheeler State Park - Wheeler Lake
    AL-045: Lake Lurleen State Park - Tuscaloosa Area
    AL-046: Lakepoint State Park - Visit Lake Eufaula - widely known as "Bass Capital of the World".
    AL-049: Wind Creek State Park - located on the shores of Lake Martin.


    Meaher State Park
    Mobile Bay Wetlands Trek

    This 1,327-acre park is situated in the wetlands of Mobile Bay and is a day-use picnicking and scenic park with modern camping hook-ups and bathhouse facilities for overnight visitors. A boat ramp and fishing pier will appeal to every fisherman. A self-guided walk on two nature trails includes a boardwalk with a up close view of the Mobile Delta.
    AL-047: Mobile Bay Wetlands Trek - Nature Trails
    AL-048: Mobile Bay Boating Trek - Visit local landmarks by boat.


    Oak Mountain State Park

    The day-use activities at Oak Mountain State Park set it apart from the rest. With over 50 miles of hiking, biking, and equestrian trails set in a picturesque 9,940-acre park, there is something for all outdoor enthusiasts to appreciate and enjoy. The park's day-use picnic facilities include large picnic pavilions and picnic tables with grills, two fishing lakes on

    AL-050: Climb Oak Mountain -


    Tuskegee National Forest
    Macon County Wilderness

    This forestland is home to the scenic Bartram Trail, where trail hikers can see a wide variety of wild flowers and flowering trees, including dogwood and magnolias. Bartram Trail hikers may also get fleeting glimpses of deer, turkey, or other wildlife as they scurry through the forest.

    AL-051: Bartram National Recreation Trail -


    More Major Scenic Trailheads

    Enjoy activities such as horseback riding, hiking, backpacking and mountain biking.

    AL-052: Rock Bridge Canyon - 27 miles of equestrian/hiking trails includes campsites, waterfalls and a natural rock bridge.


    Alabama Rock Climbing Adventures

    Explore deep gourges, towering cliffs, cascading waterfalls, great rock climbing and fascinating giant boulders. Alabama has over 4100 documented caves, with the highest concentration being in Jackson County.

    AL-053: Horse Pens 40 - One of America's premier bouldering sites - Steele AL.
    AL-054: Palisades Park - Nearly 100 do-it-yourself rock climbing routes.
    AL-055: Cherokee Rock Village - giant limestone and quartz formations nearly 200 ft high beckons experienced rock climbers from across the state.


    The Walls of Jericho
    Grand Canyon of the South

    The Walls of Jericho are located in the Paint Rock River Canyon that straddles the Alabama / Tennessee state line near Hytop AL. Every day, hundreds of hikers, equestrians, rock climbers, photographers, birdwatchers and naturalists descend on this area.

    The rugged overnighter at primitive campsites here is a great opportunity to look for the rare Tennessee Cave Salamander and Alabama Lampshell Mussels. Located in the heart of Alabama's Jackson County and its super high concentration of caverns.

    AL-056: Jackson County Caverns Tour - Spelunkers Adventure
    AL-057: Rock Climbing Formations - Scale the Walls of Jericho
    AL-058: Naturalist Tour - see many rare and exotic creatures - some that only live in this canyon.


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    Chattahoochee Whitewater Park
    2.5 Mile River Trek Adventure

    The longest urban whitewater rafting in the world! This man-made water course modification of the famous Chattahoochee River forms the state-line between Alabama and Georgia.

    Whitewater Express provides instruction in the Whitewater, Kayaking, Climbing, Horsemanship, and Snow Sports Merit Badges. We are happy to provide this instruction free of charge to your troop while on a trip to Whitewater Express.

    AL-059: Chattahoochee Whitewater - 2.5 Mile Exciting River Run
    AL-060: Columbus Riverwalk - 25 mile Bike Trek Adventure
    AL-061: Blue Heron Zip Line - Zoom across the Chattahoochee at 40 MPH between two states.


    Ocoee Adventure Camp
    Whitewater River Trek

    Located the Appalachian Mountains of Eastern Tennessee, this venue was home to the 1996 Olympic Whitewater canoe and kayak events where the Upper and Middle Ocoee are hailed as some of the most supreme commercial whitewater locations in the country! It is the most rafted whitewater river in the country due to its phenomenal 5 mile stretch of back-to-back rapids, leaving rafters with very little down time on the river and a lot of action!



    BSA Florida Sea Base So. Florida Tour BSA Florida Sea Base

    Since its inception, the Florida Sea Base mission has been underwater exploration for Boy Scouts around the world. FSB CRC is located in Islamorada, Florida, famous as the sport fishing capital of the world and home to North America's only living coral reef. A variety of week long adventure treks options take you deep sea fishing, exploring underwater coral reefs, tall ship sailing, and much more.


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    Popular High Adventure Tours
    High Adventure provides older youth a unique setting to learn about their world and society. Many boys learn and grow more by doing things hands on in the outdoors.

    Mile Swim Challenge
    Special challenge for boys that love the water.
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    World Conservation Award
    World Awareness - think globally, act locally.
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    100 Night Camper Award
    Includes Night Hikes, Rugged-O's, Stargazing, Camporees and more.
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    50 Miler Award
    Afoot or Afloat - Trail Conservation and Exploration Tour
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    Historic Trails Award
    Help preserve our country's history on this tour.
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    BSA Kayaking
    Prepare for exciting float trips on the open water.
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    14495 Club
    Hike Mt Whitney, tallest peak in the continental USA.
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    NOTE: Most youth camps are available year around to all youth groups and family activities regardless of affiliation. In fact many want your business to support their core operations.


    Tour Camp Comer Alabama BSA Camp Comer

    The main attractions for Camp Comer are the cool summer temperature, beautiful Lake Republic, rocks, and a mountain atmosphere. Camp Comer has outstanding programming and facilities and provides Scouts with five merit badge periods every day.


    Alabama Battleship Memorial Park Overnight Adventure Tour USS Alabama BB-60
    Battleship Memorial Park

    See courage up close as you explore 175 acres of history and seven decades of heroism. Located in Mobile Bay, this is America's Most unique military attraction, an unforgettable adventure for the entire family. Exhibits also include a real submarine, over 30 historic aircraft, helicopters, tanks and river boats.

    Alabama's most popular overnight adventure for youth groups and boy scout troops.


    Arizona Grand Canyon Scouts Grand Canyon Boy Scout Tour
    Hiking / Camping / Rafting / Exploring

    Another popular demand for many Boy Scout High Adventure Treks. Probably the single most amazing geological wonder in the world - over 3 million people come each year to view the Grand Canyon of the Colorado River. An abyss more than one mile deep, from four to eighteen miles wide and over 150 miles long in bright desert colors. You will not be disappointed by its immense beauty.


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