Summer Individual Programs

Lone Voyage
Canoe Trips for Individuals

The Lone Voyage program allows Scouts who are unable to attend Northern Tier with a traditional Scout Unit, experience a wilderness canoe trip.  This program is a 7-night experience in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.   All Scouts must be at least 14 years of age at the time of the trip, or have completed 8th grade and 13 years old.    Scouts are responsible to find their own transportation to and from Northern Tier.

Fee: $760

A deposit of $100 is due upon registration, the remaining balance is due 30 days prior to arrival.

Leadership: Northern Tier will provide leadership for each crew that meets or exceeds BSA leadership requirements.

  • Session 1:  June 22-29, 2021
  • Session 2:  July 6-13, 2021
  • Session 3:  July 20-27, 2021
  • Session 4:  Aug 3-10, 2021

A shuttle from Minneapolis airport is available for an additional $130 per person.

Forest Corps
Explore, Understand, Advocate

The first week of Forest Corps is dedicated to giving back to the land through portage trail restoration. Participants camp in the wilderness and spend their days repairing trails so that other visitors can enjoy the Boundary Waters for years to come. Through this conservation project, participants gain hands-on experience in wildland stewardship and build lifelong bonds with crewmates.

The second week of Forest Corps is an individualized canoe trek designed around exploring the natural beauty of this environment, while completing the requirements of the Leave No Trace Trainer course.   As a group, the participants and instructors prepare an itinerary based on the goals and experiences of each crew member, leaving time each day to better understand the areas travelled.  

Forest Corps is a mobile classroom and is designed to educate participants in all aspects of the Northwoods. The goal is that every participant will gain an understanding and appreciation of nature through real hands-on experiences. Participants can expect to take part in lessons including fire ecology, astronomy, wolf studies, Wildland Ethics, and many more.

Fee: $530 

A deposit of $100 is due upon registration, the remaining balance is due 30 days prior to arrival.

Leadership: Northern Tier will provide leadership for each crew that meets or exceeds BSA leadership requirements.

  • Session 1:  June 22-July 6, 2021
  • Session 2:  July 13-27, 2021
  • Session 3:  Aug 3-17, 2021

A shuttle from Minneapolis airport is available for an additional $130 per person.

Order of the Arrow
Wilderness Voyage and Canadian Odyssey

Along with your one week trek completely designed by you, each Arrowman will be afforded the opportunity to leave their mark in history by helping to sure up portage trails, backpacking trails, or coral reefs. Aside from providing a good deed to each of these high adventure bases, every participant will have the opportunity to work closely with other Arrowmen from across the country, who have a similar interest in the future of both the program and the adventure base.

You may be thinking that this is a daunting task, but it is an experience unlike any other afforded to you in Scouting, in that it takes you out of your world and places you with people who want to do something different

Fee: $200

Leadership: Northern Tier will provide leadership for each crew that meets or exceeds BSA leadership requirements.

  • Session 1:  June 9-23, 2021
  • Session 2:  June 16-30, 2021
  • Session 3:  June 23-July 7, 2021
  • Session 4:  June 30-July 14, 2021
  • Session 5:  July 7-21, 2021
  • Session 6:  July 14-28, 2021
  • Session 7:  July 21-Aug 4, 2021
  • Session 8:  July 28-Aug 11, 2021
  • Session 9:  Aug 4-18, 2021

.Full information on the OA programs can be found on the Order of the Arrow website.

Join an Existing Crew

If you would like to add your name to a list of people looking for crews to join, we share this with the Crew advisors who may have lost scouts and are looking for others to join them to fill up their crews. This is of course no guarantee of a spot and often it will be several months until they are looking for people to join, but it certainly does not hurt to get on the list. If you are OK with us sharing your information, please email us, info@ntier.org, with the following information:

  • Scout Name
  • Parent Name
  • Phone #
  • City, ST
  • Email Address
  • Trip Preference (summer or winter)
  • Date Preference

By emailing this information to info@ntier.org, you are authorizing Northern Tier to share the information listed with Scout leaders attending Northern Tier. Be sure to use the title “Lone Scout List” and include the program and year you are looking for. E.g. Lone Scout List Summer 2021.

If you do find a crew to join please let us know so we can remove you from future lists.

Fee: Varies
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  • Season: Summer & Winter
  • Age: Varies based on crew
  • Group Size Varies
  • Leadership: Varies
  • Registration: Varies
  • Dates: Varies