BBX Adult Leadership Training Weekend 2019

BBX Adult Leadership Training Weekend 2019
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2860 Genesee Street
Buffalo, NY 14225, US
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Birchbark Expeditions
High Adventure
Adult Leadership Training Weekend

July 20th-23rd, 2019

in Algonquin Provincial Park, Canada -

Open to registered adult BSA leaders looking for ADVENTURE!  An opportunity for leaders to experience Ontario's Algonquin Provincial Park, earn your BSA Paddle Craft Safety Certification while learning the finer points of canoe tripping and backcountry camping.  Held from Saturday through Tuesday in late-July, the program and activities are designed to be fun, include adventure, with adults in-mind.   

Cost: $150/person
Payment in full by July 1st


  • Saturday at 1PM - Arrive Algonquin Whitefish Campground boat launch for on-water rescue exercises, a personal gear shakedown, set-up camp, dinner at the Mad Musher, with a campfire program on organizing a High Adventure program before bed. (paddle 1 km)
  • Sunday - Put-in at Rock Lake, paddle to Pen Lake, visit/swim in the Pen Lake Falls, set-up backcountry camp.  Program on safe swim/safety afloat, backcountry camping, bear bags, food preparation and proper hygiene. (paddle 11 km)
  • Monday - Visit the Galipo and Clydegale Falls, portaging practice, search for moose in Madawaska River before returning to backcountry camp (paddle 9 km)
  • Tuesday - Break backcountry camp, return to Rock Lake for showers, feedback session and departure for home. (paddle 11 km)


  • Paddle Craft Safety Certification
  • Three nights camping (one at Whitefish and two nights on Pen Lake)
  • All camping fees for basecamp and backcountry camping
  • Use of canoes, PFDs, paddles, safety equipment
  • Crew gear, including tents, rain tarp, kitchen gear, water purification systems
  • Dinner at the Mad Musher Saturday evening 
  • All backcountry dehydrated food and snacks
  • Trail lunch for drive home
  • Opening campfire and backcountry camping program
  • Highly trained backcountry guides for the duration
  • Souvenir Tee Shirt and Nagine Water Bottle
  • Personalized "Voyageur" Certification  

What past participants said:

     "This is an excellent council-run BSA High Adventure program ... at a fantastic price point."
- Scott Oeth, Bull Moose Patrol, Maine Guide and Scouting Volunteer

     "I learned a lot from these folks. The skill level was outstanding!"
           - Ben Shiner, Assistant Scoutmaster, Troop 4015

     "Had a great time and learned a lot of new techniques."
- Eric Quinn, Assistant Scoutmaster, Troop 4015


  • Participants provide personal camping gear
  • Must be able to pass a BSA swim test and be in good health  
  • As this is backcountry wilderness camping, good camping skills are highly recommended.  
  • Adults must be BSA registered 

For more on the program, see:  www.wnyscouting.org/birchbark
Pose your questions to:  birchbark@wnyscouting.org 

Program capacity is limited - REGISTER TODAY!

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Cancellation Policy
Registrations are transferable with approval to a qualified alternate participant. Cancellations after May 1st receive a 50% refund No cancellations/refunds after July 1st