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Northern Tier Trip During MEA Weekend

Event Details

Northern Tier Trip During MEA Weekend
October 17-20, 2019
Northern Tier Base, Ely, MN
$150 per person plus transportation

This mini high adventure happens during MEA Weekend at the Northern Tier High Adventure base in Ely, MN.  For only $150 per person plus transportation, you will have a mini wilderness high adventure on the Boundary Waters Canoe Area!  

We will leave Mankato on October 17, 2019, and arrive at base camp in time for dinner.  After spending the night in the cabins and a great breakfast, we hit the water the morning of the 18th and continue our adventure until arriving back at base camp on October 20th to turn in our gear, have lunch, then depart for home.  The transportation arrangements to Northern Tier base camp, including methods of transportation and times, will be determined once we know who is interested in attending.


The $150 base price of this adventure includes food (9 meals), your canoe, safety gear, crew equipment and staff guide.  There is an additional cost for transportation. Each participant is also responsible for their own personal gear.

Typically, Northern Tier has a limit of 14 years of age to be eligible on a trek.  Since this is a mini trek, Scouts and Venturers of all ages may attend as long the meet the following requirements

  • Classified as swimmer on the BSA swim test
  • Have a current Class A,B, and C health form
  • Weigh between 100 and 295 pounds

There will be an orientation on Saturday, August 24, 2019, beginning at 1 p.m. at Cedar Point Scout Camp.  Popcorn Training for youth also happens at Cedar Point that morning.

Registration is open until September 1, 2019.

Personal Gear Needed

  • Boots (full ankle support, rugged sole, not water proof or hip boots/muck style boots that come up past the calf)
  • Camp Shoes
  • Rain Gear
  • Pants
  • Shirts
  • Socks (synthetic or wool, no cotton)
  • underwear (quick dry)
  • Hat
  • Jacket
  • Clean/dry clothes
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Waterproof Sack
  • Sleeping Pad
  • Camp Towel
  • Personal Toiletries
  • Mess Kit
  • Water Bottle
  • Headlamp
  • Whistle
  • Lip Balm
  • Sunglasses
  • Personal Medications
  • Small Pocket Knife
  • Small Compass
  • Camera (optional)
  • Fishing Equipment (optional)
  • Long Underwear (optional)
  • Journal (optional)

What NOT to bring

  • Canoe Chairs that clip or strap to canoes
  • Electronic Music
  • Electronic Games
  • Video Devices
When & Where
Northern Tier Base Camp
Thursday 10-17-2019 8:00 AM CT to
Sunday 10-20-2019 7:00 PM CT Past
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