Outdoor adventures are a key part of any Scout’s journey. For local Eagle Scout Braeden Johnson, this summer’s adventures took him from the sands of Sea Base to the rushing waters of the Northern Tier and finally to the awe-inspiring views of Philmont. It’s a summer that represents many of the pinnacle experiences of Scouting.
Eagle Scout Braeden, from Troop 788 in Castle Rock completed a Triple Crown this summer. The Triple Crown of National High Adventure Award was created in 1995 to both promote the Boy Scouts of America’s national high adventure programs and help identify those Scouts with a thirst for high adventure who may be interested in serving on the staff of Northern Tier High Adventure and other national high adventure bases. Recipients have participated in at least one qualifying high adventure program at three of the BSA’s four national high adventure bases.
He started with Sea Base in June where he completed the Scuba Dive adventure, at the end of June he went to Northern Tier as part of a Wilderness Voyage where he paddled over 175 miles in 2 weeks. In July he completed a 9-day trek of 50 miles at Philmont.
He stated that each High Adventure Camp offers something so unique, Northern Tier gives you the best wilderness experience, while Philmont gives you the best Scouting experience. Sea Base and scuba diving was so much fun he wants to go back when he is 18 and be a Dive Master for Sea Base.
Next year he will complete the Grand Slam with the OA Summit Experience doing an ATV Experience and will stay to do another OA Trail Crew at Summit. He has ambitions of completing an Order of the Arrow Grand Slam in the next two summers.
He wants to be an ambassador to younger scouts letting them know how different the High Adventure Camps are from Summer Camp.
Way to go, Braeden!