- Obtain promotional materials about high adventure treks at Tesomas by contacting the Scout Center at 715-355-1450.
- Talk with older Scouts about participating in a high adventure activity next summer and show them the information you gathered.
- To reserve a week for trek, send a $300 deposit to the Scout Center or submit while at camp. This will be applied toward your first six camper deposits.
- Treks will be filled on a first come first served basis from when the deposit is received. See page 12 for information.
- Select your trek destination by Dec.15 to ensure us enough time to reserve campsites, equipment and begin designing your trek program.
- Begin collecting camper deposits from interested Scouts.
- Distribute annual health & medical record forms and set a date when they are due.
- Send a $75 camper deposit for each additional person beyond the first 6 campers (those deposits were covered in your reservation deposit) to the Samoset office by April 15.
- Campers registered after April 15 will pay a $10 late fee.
- Send out final High Adventure Trek notice to parents.
- Collect annual health & medical record forms from all participants. Make sure they are dated, signed by a doctor and parent. Make copies of each form.
- All remaining trek fees are due two weeks before your trek. See page 12 for more information.
Two Weeks Before Camp
- Send copies (NOT originals) of all medical forms to camp to speed up check-in.
- Hold an inspection of personal packs and equipment. Also, prepare unit equipment for camp
- Plan to arrive at Tesomas by 1:00 PM for check-In.
Right Before you Depart
- Collect any remaining medical forms and ensure everyone has their medications in their original containers with a label containing the Scout’s name and unit number. The Trek Leader, who is American Red Cross Responding to Emergencies certified will be responsible for distribution.
- Make sure rides will be at Tesomas to pick Scouts up the following Saturday by 11:00 am.
Any participant who exceeds the maximum weight limits on the weight chart may want to reconsider participation in our Trek program. Anyone who exceeds these limits is at extreme risk for health problems. Participants who fall within the guidelines are more likely to have an enjoyable program and avoid incurring health risks. The absolute weight limit for our programs is 300 pounds.
Weather & Safety
Treks may encourter rapidly changing weather fronts ranging from fog to storms and moderate seas (sea kayaking). However, weather is no deterrent to fun. Should crews encounter a raining day while on one of our treks, we’ll continue with our hiking or kayaking activities the best we can. We will keep participants safe during foul weather, but it doesn’t always change our normal activities.