2016 Northern Tier

2016 Northern Tier

2016 Northern Tier

 Charles L Summers Canoe Base

Circle Ten Council Contingent


Northern Tier offers wilderness canoeing expeditions in Northern Minnesota, Northwestern Ontario and Northeastern Manitoba through three canoe bases. All trips are fully outfitted and provisioned. A highly trained staff member, called an Interpreter, accompanies all crews on their trek.

The flagship base of Northern Tier, the Charles L Sommers Canoe Base has hosted Boy Scout Canoe Expeditions on the shores of Moose Lake since 1941. Located twenty miles, outside of the town of Ely, MN, the Sommers Base outfits over 4,000 scouts each year on wilderness canoe trips in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) of Minnesota and the Quetico Provincial Park of Ontario. Trips out of the Sommers base are limited to the size of 8 participants plus an Interpreter.

All participants must be age 14 by the time they arrive at Northern Tier OR have graduated from the 8th grade and be age 13 by the time they arrive.

Circle Ten Council has 6 Crews reserved arriving the Charles L Sommers Canoe Base on August 5th, 2016.  All crews will have the choice of camping in BWCAW or Quetico Provincial Park.   Each crew must have a minimum of 6 participants and a maximum of 8 with the number of youth in majority. 

Depart 08/04/2016 – Arrive Northern Tier 08/05/2016

Depart Northern Tier 08/14/2016 – return to Council office 08/15/2016

Rate per crew is $9200.  This includes Northern Tier fees, all meals and bus transportation.  Extras may include lightweight canoes, crew photos, Quetico Provincial Park fees, remote border crossing permit and passport or passport card.


There is a nonrefundable $1000 deposit per crew due soon after signing up for a crew.


Please contact Doug Latimer with questions or James Parnell to sign up.  




Council High Adventure Chair: Doug Latimer –Latimerdk@verizon.net 972-896-6755

Council Staff Advisor: James Parnell- james.parnell@scouting.org  214-902-6777


*All dates are subject to change if minimum booking expectations are not met.




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