Initial Payment for Northern Tier - August 1-8, 2020
1. This SignUpGenius closes on February 20 so we can submit our reservation deposit by Northern Tier's deadline.
2. If the slots are all full, please put your name in the waiting list slot. There's no guarantee we will receive it but we can ask if Northern Tier will authorize a 3rd crew.
Troop 15 -
As you know, we put in for a Northern Tier 2020 trek were lucky enough to land reservations for two Crews. The trek will commence on August 1 and end on August 8. We need to work out the logistics but we will most likely travel to Northern Tier on July 31.
What is Northern Tier? It's a high adventure base similar to Philmont but instead of backpacking, we'll be canoeing through the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness which straddles Minnesota and Ontario. For more info, please visit Northern Tier's web page at http://www.ntier.org/About/Summer%20Canoe%20Trips.aspx or download the Leader's Guide at http://www.ntier.org/filestore/NorthernTier/pdf/Part1AdvisorsPlanningGuide2015_16.pdf. Our trek will be departing from the Ely, MN base.
Eligibility: To be eligible to attend, a youth must be 14 years of age OR have completed the 8th grade by August 1, 2020. In addition, all participants must fall below the maximum (295 pounds) allowed weight for participation and it is strongly recommended that no participant weigh less than 100 pounds. All participants must also be classified as a BSA Swimmer and the Troop will arrange for a swim test prior to our trek.
Crew Size: We will have two crews (Northern Tier's version of a Patrol) which can accommodate up to 12 youth participants.
Adults Needed: For our two crews, we will need a minimum of four adults (two of which must be at least 21 years of age and registered with the BSA). There are no gender restrictions for leadership except for co-ed Venturing crews, which must have both male and female leadership 21 years old or older. If any participants from Crew 215 wish to attend, we need to keep this requirement in mind.
Adult Training: Two adults will need to take the Wilderness First Aid 16 hour course.
Payment: To continue to hold our reservations, the payment for Scouts and Adults is $100. Additional payments for a total of $887 will follow. These payments are only for the Northern Tier program and do not include transportation & lodging costs.
These are non-refundable deposits but they can be individually transferred to another Scout or Adult before we submit the final attendee list in the spring of 2017. Camperships are available from Northern Tier (they need to be submitted by January 31) and the Troop.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email or call me.
Continuing Permission Slip Confirmation
By signing up for this activity, I hereby agree that the Continuing Medical Release and Permission Slip I previously signed and delivered to the Troop 15 Committee applies to this activity and state the following with respect to this activity: I understand that participation in Scouting activities involves a certain degree of risk and can be physically, mentally, and emotionally demanding. I have carefully considered the risk involved and hereby give consent for myself or my child to participate in these activities. I also understand that participation in these activities is entirely voluntary and requires participants to abide by applicable rules and standards of conduct. I release the Boy Scouts of America, the local council, the activity coordinators, and all employees, volunteers, related parties, or other organizations associated with the activity from any and all claims or liability arising out of this participation. In case of emergency involving my child, I understand every effort will be made to contact me. In the event I cannot be reached, I hereby give my permission to the medical provider selected by the adult leaders in charge to secure proper treatment, including hospitalization, anesthesia, surgery, or injections of medication for my child. Medical providers are authorized to disclose to the adults in charge examination findings, test results, and treatment provided for purposes of medical evaluation of the participant, follow-up and communication with the participant's parents or guardian, and/or determination of the participant's ability to continue in the program activities.