What is Northern Tier?

Northern Tier is a National BSA High Adventure Camp.  We had one crew that went on a nine day canoeing trek.  We will start by traveling to base camp in Bissett, Manatoba, Canada, and then fly via a float plane into a canoe cache in the Atikaki Provincial Park.  We will be canoeing in North America’s Canoe Country, a vast series of navigable lakes and rivers spanning thousands of square miles. This Country includes waterfalls and bogs, bears and wolves, granite crags and waist-deep mud.  We will go on unique treks through the various waterways, including canoeing, swimming, fishing, and great camping.

Who is eligible to go to Northern Tier?

  • Must be 14 years old by the time we leave, or 13 and completed 8th grade;
  • Must be over 100 lbs; and
  • Must be Star rank or above.

For more information, please visit the Northern Tier Website, or read the 2014 Participant Handbook.

If you have any questions, please contact John Messner at jmessner@psualum.com.

Previous years that Troop 31 went to Northern Tier:  2007, 2011