Troop 1 National High Adventure Florida Sea Base – Keys Adventure
Sunday, March 31, 2019 to Saturday, April 6, 2019
The 2019 lottery results are in for Florida Sea Base! Troop 1 has been selected for the Keys Adventure. We are super excited to be awarded 3 crews (6 scouts & 2 adults per crew = 24 total participants) for Spring Break 2019.
Sea Base Keys Adventure –The 7 day and 6 night adventure begins Sunday, March 31st and ends on Saturday, April 6, 2019. This is the week of Spring Break for the 2018-19 academic year. Please note Troop 1 was NOT awarded any summer dates. The Keys Adventure program is a sampling of all the adventures Sea Base has to offer – snorkeling, a day long sailing cruise, fishing (in the gulf-stream, on a reef or a night of fishing for sharks), an overnighter on Big Munson Island (Sea Base’s primitive Island), kayaking, paddle boarding, and a day in Key West. Every day is a new adventure. Scouts on this adventure bunk in the air conditioned dorms of the Brinton Environmental Center at Summerland Key (just north of Key West) with the exception of the overnighter on Big Munson. There is good information here in the 2019 Sea Base Brochure: http://www.bsaseabase.org/filestore/seabase/pdf/2019/2019FSBBrochure.pdf
Here are some links on YouTube from other troops from their Sea Base Keys Adventure to get you stoked:
- Official Sea Base Videos: http://www.bsaseabase.org/Videos.aspx
Trip Reservation Awarded 3 Crews of 6 Scouts and 2 Adults (24 participants):
- Troop 1 has been awarded 3 crew slots.
- Each crew is a minimum of 6 and maximum of 8 (2 adult required per crew with 4-6 scout).
- Total available slots for 3 crews: 24 = 6 adults (minimum) + 18 scouts
- If additional adults would like to attend more adults can attend, yet each crew must be at least ½ scouts and ½ adults (there can’t be more adults than scouts).
Participant Requirements: Scouts must be 13 years old by March 30, 2019 and pass BSA Swim Test (swim 100 yards and stay afloat for 1 minute). Annual BSA physical and medical requirements including height/weight guidelines, too. See 2019 Florida Sea Base Brochure for details – http://www.bsaseabase.org/filestore/seabase/pdf/2019/2019FSBBrochure.pdf
Trip Cost Estimate: $1,300 to $1,350 ($900 Sea Base Fees + $400 to $450 Travel Costs)
Payment Schedule: The following fees are based on three full crews totaling 24 (18 scouts and 6 adults). Spot are limited to first come, first pay. The Sea Base Camp fees are $7,225 per crew. These fees do not change if the crew size decreases. Trip reservation acceptance and payment of deposit by the troop must be made by the end of March therefore all Troop 1 participants must pay $150 deposit by Wednesday, March 14th. If you accept a position on the crew and make your deposit you will obligated to pay the entire trip fee if you back out of going, you may fill your spot with another Scout to cover your fees. Scout must be approved to Scout Leader
Sea Base Fees for each participant $900 based on 24 Crew Members:
Wednesday , March 14, 2018 $150 Non-Refundable Deposit
- Pay deposit by Wednesday, March 14th
- High Adventure Funds can be used for deposit
- All deposits are NON-Refundable
- Crew positions are available on a first come, first pay basis.
- If all 24 crew spots are not filled, by Tuesday, March 18th, the Troop can open the invitation to other local Spartanburg Boy Scout Troops.
Tuesday, September 18th – 1st Payment (Based on 24 Crew Members)
- 1st Payment of $400 per participant (Not including Travel Expenses)
- 6 nights/7 days FL Keys Adventure
Tuesday, January 8, 2019– 2nd Payment (Based on 24 Crew Members)
- Remaining Balance $350 + travel estimate TBD
- 6 nights/7 days FL Keys Adventure
Partial payments and/or the entire $1,100 can be made at any time prior to the deadline above.
Travel/Transportation – Approximately $400 to $450 per participant:
Fees for travel/transportation will be dependent upon final travel plan including the following: travel to airport (GSP or CLT), airline travel (airline TBA), possible hotel accommodations in FL on Saturday, March 30, amount of time spent touring on the way, and van rental or ground transportation to Sea Base are estimated at $400 to $450 per participant. Our goal is to keep these cost a minimal as possible. We are researching the best options and many airlines (including SW, Allegiant, etc.) that offer valuable fares don’t have flight information available at this time. We will provide a payment schedule for transportation fees as soon as more information is available.
Scouts with a parent participating & attending the week with them at Sea Base that are planning to drive/provide their own travel arrangements must have their travel plans approved by Scout Leadership. There is a very short check in time on Sunday, March 31st and late arrivals can result in forfeiting their crew position and/or all fees paid to Sea Base.
How can I earn money for my High Adventure Account to put towards the cost of attending Sea Base 2019?
Piggy Fest 2019 is set for Saturday, November 17th. Scouts earn $3 per BBQ ticket sold for the first 25 tickets sold and $4 per BBQ ticket for each ticket sold after 25. Here is an example of what you could earn.
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Summer Job – Now is a great time to start looking for a summer job and set a goal of how much you want to make towards to your Sea Base Fees. In addition, people are often willing to hire scouts for jobs (such a yard work, babysitting, etc.) if they know scouts are working toward a specific goal.
If you want to attend this this adventure and have concerns with the costs associated with the trip, please speak with Mr. Gage prior to Friday, March 15th to discuss details.
Count me in! How do I sign up? Use the form below to pay the $150 non-refundable deposit (High Adventure Funds can be applied).