Do you need an escape from that 9-5 job, summer classes or the monotony of staring out of your bedroom window longing for something new? If your answer is yes, the Order of the Arrow has the answer for you.
Each summer, the Order of the Arrow offers a myriad of different High Adventure opportunities to meet your summer needs. You can whet your appetite for the Ocean Adventure by going for a plunge in the Atlantic Ocean at the Florida Sea Base.
Or maybe fulfilling your passion for the high country would be more to your liking, by hiking the same trails as your Scoutmaster or Scouting ancestors as a part of your Trail Crew experience at Philmont Scout Ranch.
Have you ever given thought about what the Native Americans and early explorers did to be avid traders? Maybe the OA Voyages are calling.
Whatever your summer aspirations may be, these National High Adventure bases have a multitude of options for you to enjoy.
Along with your one-week trek completely designed by you, each Arrowman will be afforded the opportunity to leave their mark in history by helping to sure up portage trails, backpacking trails or coral reefs.
Aside from providing a good deed to each of these high adventure bases, every participant will have the opportunity to work closely with Arrowmen from across the country, who have a similar interest in the future of both the program and the adventure base.
You may be thinking that this is a daunting task, but it is an experience unlike any other afforded to you in scouting in that it takes you out of your world and places with people, who want to do something different.
It’s not everyday that you can tell your friends that you climbed into Cypher’s Mine, watched the Northern Lights from a canoe or went scuba diving in the Florida Keys!
These programs help to ensure that the future of scouting has unique and well-maintained places for Scouts and OA members to visit, to live in the outdoors for a while, and to work and interact.
This summer, try something new and do something you thoroughly enjoy, taking advantage of these unique Order of the Arrow High adventure opportunities.