This Award is meant for Boy Scouts.
|A special limited-edition patch is now available for Order of the Arrow members who attend the OA Wilderness Voyage at Northern Tier in Ely, Minnesota, the OA Trail Crew at Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimmaron, New Mexico and the OA Ocean Adventure at the Florida Sea Base in Islamorada, Florida.|
Read more about these great, less expensive high adventures on the OA High Adventure site.
You will need to provide your Trek Number and Year on the OA Triple Crown Award application
The OA treks at Philmont, Northern Tier, and Sea Base are a great opportunity for Arrowmen to experience the high adventure bases for a reduced price on a special program not available to all scouts. Part of the time is spent performing service for the base and the rest is an adventure trip.
I was fortunate to spend 4 days with two young Arrowmen at Northern Tier in September of 2006 while I was on a short training trek there to earn my Leave No Trace Master Educator authorization. They showed me some of the portage work that the OA crews had accomplished and it was impressive. At Philmont, OA crews do trail maintenance. At Sea Base, they do oceanographic work. It isn't your run-of-the-mill service projects - the crew members learn useful skills and accomplish a lot.