Northern Tier offers more wilderness
camping (3 million acres) than any other opportunity in Scouting. Northern Tier
is so remote that nesting bald eagles abound, the portages between the lakes are
moose trails, and the humans are just visitors. The Sioux and Chippewa once
traveled this northern lake country and you can still see the ancient Indian
pictographs on the sheer rock faces. This is also the land where the
French-Canadian voyageurs traded for beaver pelts with the native populations,
treking with their canoes heavily laden with furs.
Headquartered in the beautiful Lake Superior-Quetico Provincial Park
boundry waters of Minnesota and Ontario, and in northern Wisconsin, the
Northern Tier offers wilderness canoeing expeditions and programs
featuring sailing, fishing, and winter camping.
Call (218) 365-4811 for additional information or visit
The Charles L. Sommers Alumni Association website has a lot of information about the Bases as well as
numerous stories from past staff members.
For connections and other logistical information, give the Ely Chamber
of Commerce a try at