The Crew

The Crew

All participants belong to a crew. Each crew can vary in size, but all crews consist of at least two adult leaders, a youth crew leader, and a majority of youth participants. A Northern Lights High Adventure Leader accompanies all crews.

Large troops will be divided into smaller crews. Even though crews may know each other, they will have independent experiences while at Northern Lights High Adventure to maintain the integrity of the wilderness program.

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The Crew Leader

The program of the Boy Scouts of America is specifically designed to develop youth leadership. A well-qualified Scout or Venturer should be selected as the Crew Leader early in the planning of each Northern Lights High Adventure Expedition. The Crew Leader is responsible for leading the discussion of the Crew’s route selection, organizing the pace of travel during the day and establishing the Crew duty roster for camp chores.

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The Trek Leader

The Trek Leader is a Northern Lights High Adventure staff member who serves as a teacher and resource for the Crew Leader and Crew. The Trek Leader has received special training in the best practices for your Alaskan trek. The Trek Leader aids the Crew Advisor in insuring the safety of the crew. Finally, the Trek Leader is responsible for imparting the unique flavor, history, culture and adventurous spirit of Alaska to the crew.

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Download the current High Adventure Staff application form

Fill out the Staff application form and send it to our office or email it to Matt at



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Thank you for your interest in the programs of the Northern Lights High Adventure Base. The Midnight Sun Council, Boy Scouts of America, based in Fairbanks, Alaska, operates the Base.

The mission of the Base is to provide a remote outdoor experience to youth and adults within the Scouting program.

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