Bissett, MB Base

The following is a list of required paperwork, a selection of optional trip choices, and a wide variety of useful information. Please read very carefully.

Step 1: Financial Planning

Step 2:International Travel - Border Crossing

Step 3: Float Plane Reservation

Step 4: Preparing for Northern Tier

Step 5: Required Documents:

The following documents must be absolutely complete upon arrival on base:

  • Health and Medical Record  – Every participant must have an up-to-date "Health and Medical Record." They must meet all health restrictions to be permitted to go on trail. Any food allergies or dietary restrictions must be communicated to Northern Tier at least 45 days prior to arrival (218-365-4811).
  • Tour and Activity Plan – All Crews must have a Tour and Activity Plan completed and submitted online at This is a key document in planning your trip. Please print off a copy of what you have submitted online and bring it with you at check in.
  • Swim Classification Form  – Leaders and participants must complete a swim test prior to arrival at a Northern Tier base. Each leader and participant must be rated a "Swimmer" using the BSA swim text.
  • Crew Roster – Should be submitted prior to arrival
  • Wilderness First-Aid Training – At least one adult advisor must have proof (completion certificate) of BSA approved Wilderness First Aid training. Minimum WFA course length is 16-hours.
  • CPR Training – At least one adult advisor must have proof (completion certificate) of CPR Training
  • BSA E-certifications  – At least one adult advisor must have proof of training (completion certificates) in each of the following BSA e-certifications: Weather Hazards, Safety Afloat, and Safe Swim Defense.All Adult Advisors must have proof of training in Youth Protection.
  • Fishing Licenses – If your crew wants to fish you will need to purchase the appropriate license.
    • Manitoba Licenses- 16 years of age and older are required to have a Manitoba fishing license. These can be purchased in advance or in route to base (notice: Fishing Licenses cannot be bought from the Bissett base). Scouts under the age of 16 can fish under a licensed adult.

Step 6: Trip Planning Resources:



About Northern Tier

Come to Northern Tier for a whole new level of adventure, up north! From incredible canoe journeys to wild winter wilderness camping, Northern Tier promises the Scouting adventure of a lifetime in the Great North Woods of northern Minnesota and Canada.