Summer Awards

  • Mileage Awards
  • Duty to God
  • Lake Monitoring
  • Triple Crown/Grand Slam of High Adventure
All patches may be purchased at our Trading Post!

Milage Awards


  • Special Northern Tier Mileage Awards are available for subsequent miles – in 25 mile increments starting at 50 up to 200 – traveled while on your trip.

Duty to God

While at Northern Tier, you will encounter divine handiwork on many occasions. The Duty to God program will help you reflect on these special moments.The Duty to God award is available to scouts and adults who participate in at least one daily devotional while at Northern Tier and lead grace before one meal while on trail. Upon completion of the following items, the Chaplain’s Aide must turn in the form to the Bay Post to verify completion of the award.

Lake Monitoring

Our Lake Monitoring Program provides your crew with an experience to learn about the water quality in the lakes of Northern Minnesota and Northwestern Ontario and how it changes. It also provides a community service opportunity for your Scouts as the data collected is used by government agencies and scholars to monitor water clarity and provide an assessment of suspended material in the water (often algae). Long term monitoring provides scientists with valuable data to detect trends in water quality and detect signs of degradation to a lake.


Triple Crown/Grand Slam of High Adventure

The Triple Crown of National High Adventure and Grand Slam of National High Adventure awards can be earned by youth and adults who have participated in qualified high adventure programs at the Boy Scouts of America’s National High Adventure Bases.

The bases include: Northern Tier High Adventure Bases (Northern Tier), Philmont Scout Ranch (Philmont), Florida National High Adventure Sea Base (Florida Sea Base), and Paul R. Christen National High Adventure Base at The Summit (Paul R. Christen). 

For more information and an application, visit