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News and Announcements for Northern Tier Expedition 2015:

INITIAL DEPOSIT FOR NORTHERN TIER DUE BEFORE 11 AUGUST
We now have a reservation for an eight night adventure at the Atikokan Base! While that is GREAT news, it comes with the obligation of sending in initial deposits to hold the reservation. To ensure we have a good count on who will be joining us on the trip, I am requiring a $100 deposit by 15 August. Please see me (ASM Keys) or our Troop treasurer (ASM Beeson) to pay your deposit and get on the list of participants!
CURRENT PLANS:
In July of 2015, Troop 94 plans to visit the BSA Northern Tier High Adventure Base in Atikokan, Ontario, Canada. Preliminary plans are being made now. If you wish to participate, study the following information and watch this page for updates.

WHERE? Northern Tier includes three different bases for launching your adventure:
  • Ely, MN - Charles L Sommers Canoe Base
  • Atikokan, ON - Donald Rogert Canoe Base
  • Bissett, MB - Northern Expeditions Canoe Base
Refer to this page for details on each.
Troop 94 is currently targeting the base in Atikokan, ON, Canada.

WHEN? The current dates are from 02 July - 11 July 2015. A draft/tentative agenda is as follows:
  • Thu., 02 July: Depart from Atlanta/Birmingham/Nashville(?) and flying to Thunder Bay, ON, Canada. Camp/hotel that night.
  • Fri, 03 July: Arrange for transport to Atikokan, ON, Canada - arrive at Base around lunch.
    • ADVENTURE BEGINS!!!
    • Fri., 03 July: Spend the afternoon at Atikokan checking in, getting trip planned, readying gear.
    • Sat., 04 July - Fri. 10 July: Six nights/seven days canoeing through U.S./Canada Boundary Waters.
    • Fri., 10 July: Last night spent at Atikiocan Base Camp.
    • Sat., 11 July: Early rise and continental breakfast, Depart Atikokan Base.
    • ADVENTURE ENDS :(
  • Sat., 11 July: Transport to Thunder Bay airport.
  • Sat., 11 July: Afternoon/evening return flight to initial airport, return to Huntsville.
  • Sun., 12 July: Margin travel day (if needed), else clothes washing and story telling.

The important part of the tentative agenda above is the plan to be at the base from 03 July through 11 July 2015 for an eight night adventure.

HOW MUCH? While is is far too early to have an accurate quote for price, we are estimating about $1500 per person. This includes airfare, transportation from airport to base and back, one night hotel, fee for Northern Tier participants, and food in transit. A better estimate will be available as we determine the costs.

WHO? To attend the Norther Tier (and any other BSA High Adventure Base), you must be 14 years old OR 13 years old AND have completed the 8th grade by the time of arrival at Northern Tier. We plan to make reservations for 24 persons - three crews of eight apiece.

WHAT CAN I BE DOING NOW? Start collecting the following:
  • FUNDING - We will be asking for a down payment soon.
  • PASSPORT - Since we plan to go to Adikokan, ON, Canada, everyone will need a passport!
  • RESEARCH - Get familiar with the camp by reading information at www.ntier.org

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