a Northern Star Council camp located in Birchwood, Wisconsin

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Snow Base

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Winter shelter building, cross country skiing, ice climbing, snowshoeing, power kiting, and much more is waiting for your troop or crew at Snow Base.

Why Winter Camping? Winter Camping is an important part of Scouting, especially if you live in Minnesota or Wisconsin.  Troops and Crews should be camping every month, but that can be hard in those cold winter months.  Having the right gear can be expensive.  It is hard to find someone who knows how to winter camp.  At Snow Base we provide all the gear that you typically have to buy yourself, and we have trained staff to guide you through your winter adventure.  Your guide will show you how to stay warm, build winter shelters, and experience winter to the fullest.

Sounds good but need help promoting to your youth? 
We will send a staff member with gear and a video to your next unit meeting. We'll do a little education, show the video, dress someone up in a mummy bag, and answer questions. Request a presentation today!

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Session 1: January 5 - January 7, 2018
Session 2January 12 - January 15, 2018 Martin Luther King Holiday
Session 3January 19 - January 21, 2018
Session 4January 26 - January 28, 2018
Session 5: February 2 - February 4, 2018
Session 6​February 9 - February 11, 2018
Session 7​February 16 - February 19, 2018 President's Day Holiday
Session 8​February 23 - February 25, 2018

Snow Base is located at Tomahawk Scout Reservation just 30 miles from Rice Lake, Wisconsin.  Your adventure at Snow Base will last the whole weekend.  All of our programs start on Friday night and continue through to early Sunday afternoon.  

At Snow Base there is a program for everyone in your troop or crew.  Click here to find out more.