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High Adventure Base: Taos, New Mexico

What sets Troop 147 apart? Actually, we believe it is our devotion to Bible-infused outdoor adventure; however, one may argue that a close second is our exclusive High Adventure trip to Taos, New Mexico (early-Summer).

As a troop we’ve completed two treks to date: Summer 2018 and Summer 2019. You can view photo galleries from both treks at the links below:

Summer 2018 Taos Photo Gallery

Summer 2019 Taos Photo Gallery

  • Where: Taos, New Mexico (Carson National Forest)
  • When: June 24 – 30, 2022
  • Who: Full Troop (Dual Treks: 4 Mile & 20 Mile options)
  • Woodlands Trail (Grades K-5) & Nav/Adv (Grades 6-12)

A mountain adventure for the whole troop, focusing on character building, connecting with God’s creation and the ultimate in outdoor skills. Leave as a boy, come back as a man!

  • Day 1: Drive from Dallas to Taos (caravan), the full troop stays overnight at a provided home in Taos, NM.
  • Day 2: We hit the trail as a troop. Woodlands Trailmen and accompanying adults set up camp a few miles down the trail.
  • Day 2-5: Nav/Adv Trailmen and their accompanying adults continue on a longer 20-mile trek deeper into the mountains, setting up camp along the way and packing out each day.
  • Day 6: Nav/Advs return down the trail to pick up the Woodlands group at basecamp, then back down to the trail head and then back to Dallas.

Note: We have the option for the boys to spend an extra day in Taos, NM to experience the New Mexico culture and other possible adventure activities, before heading back to Dallas. Length of trip can also be flexed to fit the schedules of those who attend.

The trip is book-ended with a nice place for the Trailmen to prep or unwind together; however, the boys and adults spend the majority of the adventure properly ‘roughing it’ in Carson National Forest. This is a time for the troop to bond as patrols, and come away with a very memorable and lasting experience they will take with them the rest of their lives. Primitive camping, hiking, fishing, filtering water from the rivers, devotional time in nature…it’s exactly how God intended.

As with all Troop 147 trips, electronics stay home, so we can truly connect with God’s wonderful creation and each other. Exceptions made of course for fathers/guardians and older Trailmen to use cell phones and radios for necessary or emergency contact.

Why Troop 147?

FEATURES of TROOP 147:

Listed above are just some of the characteristics of Troop 147, and are in addition to the weekly meetings, monthly campouts and other activities that we have in store. To get in touch with a troop representative you can email us directly at [email protected] or send us a message via our Contact Us page.

WEEKLY MEETINGS:

  • Tuesday nights from 7-8pm on the first three Tuesdays of the month (see the JOIN page for more details)

Video: Trail Life Program Overview

If you are new to Trail Life and interested in knowing the details of the program, then this video is for you. Trail Life USA released this video to explain how their scouting program works, as well as where and how it differs from other organizations.  This video has not been modified from its original form, so while you will see any Troop 147-specific information, it does lay out the general framework we are following as our guideline.

Who is Trail Life USA?

Trail Life USA is a Christian adventure, character, and leadership program for young men. The K-12 program centers on outdoor experiences that build a young man’s skills and allow him to grow on a personal level and as a role model and leader for his peers. Living the Trail Life is a journey established on timeless values derived from the Bible.

VISION

Our vision is to be the premier national character development organization for young men which produces Godly and responsible husbands, fathers, and citizens.

MISSION

Our mission is simple and clear: to guide generations of courageous young men to honor God, lead with integrity, serve others, and experience outdoor adventure.

MOTTO

“Walk Worthy”

Colossians 1:10  “… that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God;…”

OATH

On my honor, I will do my best
To serve God and my country;
To respect authority;
To be a good steward of creation;
And to treat others as I want to be treated.

Learn more about Trail Life USA’s Membership Standards and Statement of Faith & Values

For more information about us, Troop 147, you can use the navigation menu to browse the site. For information about the Trail Life USA organization, click here to watch their Program Overview Video or click here to view their Official Website.