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Badlands & Black Hills High Adventure 2023

Gold rush, wild west... and prairie dogs? We can't wait for our next high adventure when we head west to the Badlands & Black Hills. We will learn about the important history found in this region, geological wonders and pan for gold!

So grab your hiking boots, a sibling or three (yes, they are invited but only if you pack your parent too), and your "can do" attitude! Let's go!

When:  Friday, June 16th to Sunday, June 25th, 2023

Where: Black Hills & Badlands - Staying at Medicine Mountain Scout Reservation

Click to view the Tentative Itinerary 

Cost: $900 per person

Payment Schedule:
$100 deposit due 9/27/2022
$200 due 11/22/2022
$200 due 1/17/2023
$200 due 3/14/2023
$200 due 5/9/2023

Letter of Commitment: To sign up for this Adventure you will need to fill out the letter of commitment and summit a deposit of $100. 











Items of Note: 

1) Everything is included in the $900 per person fee. Except spending money for use at rest stops and gift shops.

2) We will be carpooling and taking the least amount of vehicles. We'll be splitting the drive up and stopping for a night or two each way. 

3) Our home base for the week will be at Medicine Mountain Scout Reservation.

4) We have a busy schedule each day and will need to stick to it. Review the tentative itinerary so you know what to expect. 

5) Youth will sleep in troop tents. Adults may supply their own or use a troop tent. Siblings will tent with a parent.

Before Departure Day: 

  1. See the Packing List (TBD) for items each person should bring.

  2. Wear Class A uniform with a Class B underneath for traveling

  3. Health Forms
    Everyone attending will need to have a health form and physical, parts A-C completed prior to arrival.  Two printed copies of the health form and insurance card are due to Clint Koskie by June 1st. If you are unable to provide the copies by the deadline please contact Clint Koskie by email at If last years part A-C is still valid for the dates of the trip you may use that and not supply new ones.

  4. Background Checks
    If you are an adult who would like to attend the high adventure, you must fill out an adult application, submit to a background check and complete Youth Protection training. If you have questions regarding adult registration, please contact Eric Stetz at or 612-810-9751.

  5. Emergency Contact Information
    If you will not be home during the week your scout is at the high adventure, please provide us with a number at which you can be reached, or with an alternate contact in case of emergency.


Departure: Otter Lake Elementary on Friday, June 16th. 

Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the 6:00am departure time.


EAT breakfast before arriving.

Wear Class A uniform with a Class B underneath for traveling

Returning: Sunday, June 25th between 2 - 5pm: Parents will need to pick up their scout from Otter Lake Elementary. We will call or text when we are 30 minutes out from OLE.

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Crew Advisors:

Becky Baltzer

Jenny Koskie

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