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    • July 25, 2017
    • 7:30 PM
    • The Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve

    The Charles L. Sommers Alumni Association, Inc. and Northern Tier National High Adventure Bases will be hosting a gathering for alumni and friends at the National Scout Jamboree on Tuesday, July 25, 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm at the National High Adventure Tent in the Scott Summit Center.

    Come to our gathering and enjoy fellowship with Northern Tier staff and alumni & friends at the 2017 National Scout Jamboree.

    For more information, contact at Eric Peterson at https://holry.org/about/contactus

    Please note only Jamboree participants and staff may attend, as this event does not occur during visitor hours (9am-5pm).

    • March 09, 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • March 11, 2018
    • 6:00 PM
    • Madison, Wisconsin

    Canoecopia is the world’s largest paddle sports exposition, and the Charles L. Sommers Alumni Association, Inc. will once again be staffing the Northern Tier booth! 

    When: March 9 to March 11

    Who: Charles L. Sommers Alumni Association, Inc. (SAA) members (Join online.)

    Requirement: You must be a member of the Charles L. Sommers Alumni Association, Inc. (SAA) or join prior to attending.

    Please consider helping us out by volunteering to work for a few hours during the weekend event March 9-11, 2018 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison Wisconsin. 

    Requirement: Prior to volunteering, you must be a member of the Charles L. Sommers Alumni Association, Inc. (SAA).  

    There will also be a dinner on Saturday, March 10th in Madison, Wisconsin for alumni of Northern Tier. Local alumni of Philmont Scout Ranch and Florida Sea Base are also welcome. If you do not plan to volunteer, but attend the dinner please contact us to RSVP.

    Exposition hours are: 4-9 pm on Friday, March 9th, 9 am to 6 pm on Saturday, March 10th, and 10 am to 5 pm March 12th. We’ll schedule at least two volunteers at the booth at all times. Volunteers will be provided “talking  points”  for prospective participants. 

    You’ll also have plenty of opportunity to attend numerous educational seminars as well as see the latest canoeing and camping gear from over 200 vendors.

    For more information, see the Canoecopia website (www.canoecopia.com). Contact Dick Shank (richard.shank@comcast.net) if you have any questions about volunteering.  

    • May 25, 2018
    • June 08, 2018
    • Ely, Minnesota - Northern Tier

    We can use help for a day or a week, so come as early and stay as late as you can! 

    When: May 25 to June 8 (Date is currently tentative.)

    Who: Charles L. Sommers Alumni Association, Inc. (SAA) members (Join online.)

    Register Your Interest: Click the "Register" button to express your interest in volunteering. 

    Requirement: You must be a member of the Charles L. Sommers Alumni Association, Inc. (SAA) or join prior to attending.

    May 25th through June 8th, this is your chance for some sweat equity and camaraderie with your fellow alumni members and current staff, and also benefit Northern Tier programs and facilities. We can use help for a day or a week, so come as early and stay as late as you can! Meals and accommodations on the base will be provided at no cost. The work will involve a variety of projects on the Base, including some work on the Welcome Cabin and bunkhouses.

    You will have the added opportunity to participate in training week activities and Seminar Day. Seminar Day on June 8th is sponsored and staffed by fellow alumni to provide additional education for trail staff in outdoor and guiding skills. If you have an area of expertise you are willing to share, please contact us. A volunteer alumni dinner is also planned on June 7th.

    We hope to hear from you! For more information about participating contact Dick Shank at richard.shank@comcast.net.

    • August 23, 2019
    • 4:30 PM
    • August 25, 2019
    • 11:00 AM
    • Ely, Minnesota - Northern Tier

    Block your calendar and plan on bringing the family. The reunion date for 2019 is currently tentative, with the event to occur during one of the last two weekends in August.

    You are invited to the Charles L. Sommers Alumni Association's 2019 Reunion Rendezvous. Join us as we reconnect with old friends and celebrate our mission of supporting Northern Tier National High Adventure Bases. We encourage you to register in advance not only to save money but to allow us create the best reunion experience for you. 

    Friday will begin with an opening dinner at the Sandy Bridges Program Center followed by campfire. The following morning on Saturday will start with north-woods activities at Northern Tier. In the afternoon we will head to Ely for a cookout in Whiteside Park and activities including visits to the Dorothy Molter Museum, International Wolf Center, and tour of Boathouse Brewpub brewery. We will gather on Saturday night for our biennial banquet. The banquet will include a sit-down dinner, keynote speaker, and auction.

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