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2017 Sessions:
June 11 - 17
June 18 - 24
June 25 - July 1
July 9 - 15
July 17 - 22*
July 23 - July 29

* Session 5 will be Monday - Saturday in conjunction with LDS Week at Camp Cedars

Missouri River Trek
Canoe the “Mighty MO” from Vermillion, South Dakota to downtown Omaha, Nebraska, landing in 3 states along the way, covering over 160 miles; visit State Parks and Cities, camping in a mix of urban and rural settings; ride horses, climb a 40-foot rock wall, visit historic sites, and maybe even catch a movie. High Adventure with an urban twist!

Loess Hills Trek
Backpack the scenic Loess Hills, starting in the ridges and valleys of Little Sioux Scout Ranch, and eventually making your way into the rustic center of the Loess Hills State Forest. Carry your week’s worth of supplies on your back, and camp in a mix of isolated campsites and “staffed” program stops; test your outdoor skills, learn Indian lore, study nature, and try your hand at throwing tomahawks...among many other adventures. A backpacking experience in your own backyard! (Weeks marked with a ‘*’ are available for this trek.)


On your expedition, you can expect great programming at some of the following stops: Little Sioux Scout Ranch: All Expeditions begin and end at LSSR, in the beautiful Loess Hills in Iowa. Crews will get specialized river canoe training, including water rescue and river navigation, to aid them on their journey.


MAC High Adventure Contingents
The Mid-America Council is dedicated to providing our youth with unparalleled experiences, especially in the outdoors. The BSA operates four premiere high adventure bases: Philmont Scout Ranch, Florida Sea Base, Northern Tier, and the Summit Bechtel Reserve. Throughout the four bases, there is a program opportunity available for every youth!

The Mid-America Council is dedicated to ensuring that every youth has an opportunity to attend a BSA High Adventure Base. Some are provided through a “contingent” experience, which means that the trip is organized through a committee of volunteers in the Mid-America Council and may contain Scouts and adults from all over the council.

The Mid-America Council High Adventure Committee has released the planned high adventure contingents for 2016-2018!  For additional information of any upcoming adventures, contact the High Adventure Chairman Hunter Horste at hmhorste@gmail.com or 317-626-1994 or Scouter Services at 402-431-9272.  Visit the MAC High Adventure Facebook page for continuous updates!

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2017 National Scout Jamboree

The Mid-America Council is now accepting registrations for the contingent to the National Scout Jamboree to be held at the The Summit in West Virginia.  The contingent experience includes travel by air and touring in Washington, DC prior to arrival at The Summit.

MAC Contingent:  6 troops (1 troop = 36 youth, 4 adults)
Date:  July 15 - 29, 2017 (Jamboree, travel, touring)
Cost:  TBD, estimated at $2,500 - $3,000 per person

Visit here for additional information on our contingent and to register. Click here for flier. For the payment form, click here.

  • Sailing
  • Fishing
  • Snorkeling
  • Kayaking
  • Scuba diving
  • Wilderness
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • International
  • Winter Expeditions
  • Backpacking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Shooting Sports
  • Horseback Riding
  • Living History
  • High Adventure
  • Summer Camp
  • Rock Climbing
  • Shooting Sports
  • Zip Lining

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