High Adventure Reservations

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 Thank you for your interest in the programs of the Northern Lights High Adventure Base.

The Midnight Sun Council, Boy Scouts of America, based in Fairbanks, Alaska, operates the Base.

The mission of the Base is to provide a remote outdoor experience to youth and adults within the Scouting program.

After you have read the Planning Guide  and have any other questions, or would like to discuss a trek in detail, please call us at 907-452-1976.

You find links to our High Adventure Planning Guide and Trek Reservation form below.


HA Planning Guide 2018

Trek Reservation Form






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Sporting Clays

Come Join us at our

12th Annual Midnight Sun Council

Sporting Clays Tournament

on August 5th, 2023 at 8:30 am

This fundraising event benefits the local Boy Scouting program which focus on youth character development, moral and ethical decision making, team building, leadership, adventure, and fun in the outdoors.

Here is the program – Teams of five will rotate through 4 rounds of clays and compete as a team for highest hits. We also plan to hold the annual Annie Oakley individual competition right after a lunch of hamburgers and hotdogs (free for shooters-$10 for spectators).

Continental breakfast, water and coffee provided while supplies last.

Raffle prizes like Shotguns, Alaska Railroad Tickets, Fishing trips and more will be raffled (MUST be present to win).

This is a beneficial venue for us to serve the youth of interior Alaska and teach the values and foundation that the scouting programs provide. We ask that you consider becoming one of our sponsors by filling out the sponsorship form (see below).

We ask that the team sign up form (see below) be filled out with shooters’ names so that we can expedite sign process at the event.

shotgun reloadSpectators are welcome to watch from the bleachers or behind the firing lines and are welcome to come out and watch a great day shooting shotguns and a friendly competition.


click here for 2023 sporting clay sponsor invite letter

click here for 2023 sporting clays sponsorship flier

click here for 2023 sporting clay team sign-up flier







11th Annual Sporting Clay Tournament


10th Annual Sporting Clay Tournament





9th Annual Sporting Clays

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due to COVID-19 in the area. The Bison Hunt Raffle drawing was still conducted by VFW Post 10029, along with other drawings for the door prizes for the members of the registered teams.

We’d like to thank all of our sponsors for the event and donors of the prizes. We ask everyone to please visit our sponsors and give them your support: Doyon Utilities LLC, Alaska Railroad, Sportsman’s Warehouse, Big Ray’s, Rod’s Alaskan Guide Service, Pike’s Landing, Bennett Engineering, Arctic Fire & Safety, Iron & Wood, Alaska Ammo, Independent Rental, and Frontier Outfitters.

8th Annual Sporting Clay Tourney, 2019

 A little rain didn’t dampen the spirits of this year’s Sporting Clay event held at the Fairbanks Trap Club.

Shall we say, it was a BLAST!?

      Shooting Clay 2019 1     Shooting Clay 2019 2

  Shooting Clay 2019 4      Shooting Clay 2019 5

  Shooting Clay 2019 3

The first place team went to those representing Fairbanks Memorial Hospital.

Money raised will go to help our Council’s programs.

Thank you to our Sponsors:


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 Sportsmans Warehouse Holdings Inc logo             big rays logo

 alaska railroad logo       frontier outfitters logo


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7th Annual Sporting Clay Tourney, 2018

The Sporting Clays event was a huge succes this year. A great time was had by all!! We would like to take a moment to thank our sponsors and volunteers for their hard work and dedication.



Mariko Daly

Megan Stewart

Kevin O’Neal

Some pics from 2017 Sporting Clay Events

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Meet our staff

Scout Executive

Stephen Smith – Stephen began his Scouting career at the Columbia-Montour Council in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania. He has worked with Scouts in Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, and New Jersey. He and his wife, Mary Ann, met when they both were attending Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania.  They have been married for 31 years. He enjoys fishing, cooking, camping, photography, and spending time with his family..


District Executive

Vacant –

District Director and
Senior Learning for Life Executive

Tasmine Stebbins – Tasmine has been with the Midnight Sun Council since May of 2000. She is the Sr. Learning for Life Executive for the Learning for Life District which serves over 8,300 youth. She is also the staff advisor for the annual popcorn sale, grants, and marketing events like Youth Safety Day, Clean-Up Day and Scouting for Food.

Office Manager (Accounting)

Stacy Brandon, – Stacy has been with the Midnight Sun Council since December, 2011. Her husband, retired from the Army last June, and she, along with their two girls reside in North Pole. She is currently on the Board of the North Pole Elementary PTA and The Friends of the North Pole Branch Library. She enjoys scrapbooking, quilting and reading. She’s enjoyed meeting many of the Boy Scout family and looks forward to meeting many more.

Development Director

CJ Stewart retired from military service (Army) after 23 years of service. He immediately began working for the Midnight Sun Council in March of 2017 and has been with us since. He and his wife Megan have been married for 23 years and have one son Gabriel who is a 19yo Eagle Scout attending UAF for computer sciences. CJ has experience working in Wilderness Search and Rescue, logistics, administration, survival, grant writing and event planning. CJ is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys hunting, fishing, camping, hiking and pretty much all things SCOUTING. He is the staff advisor for Sporting Clays, Popcorn, Friends of Scouting, Legends & Heroes Banquet & the Distinguished Citizens Banquet



Linda Hill – 

Director Camping Services

Phil Burkett – Phil moved to Alaska in 1999 and currently lives in the Goldstream Valley. He has served as Cubmaster of Pack 20 in the Goldstream Valley and currently serves as Scoutmaster of Troop 20 (boys) and Committee Chair of Troop 20 (Girls). Phil has worked throughout rural Alaska and across the world in the telecommunications industry and served in the US Navy. He has an extensive background in project management, facilities maintenance, budgeting, and construction.


Camp Ranger

Richard Baumfalk aka Ranger Rick, Lost Lake Camp Ranger – Retired Educator in Alaska and Certified COPE Director. Fellow of Wilderness Education Association and NOLS.

Scout Shop


The Scout Shop is located at the Earl and Pat Cook Service Center at 1400 Gillam Way. Phone: 907-452-1976


The Scout Shop and Council office will be closed

Monday:  9 am to 5 pm  in observance of the following Holidays:
Tuesday: 9 am to 5 pm
Wednesday: 9 am to 5 pm
Thursday: 9 am to 5 pm
Friday:  9 am to 5 pm
Saturday and Sunday: Closed


** Please Note** 

The Midnight Sun Council Office will automatically be closed if the temperature hits -50 F by 8:00 AM.
Temperature reading can be checked by calling 907-488-1111.

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