What is considered “High Adventure”?

As I thought about the signs of a dysfunctional unit, it occurred to me that others might not know what a boy scout “high adventure” activity consisted of.  What high adventure means to one may not be what high adventure means to another.  It would be like me thinking about camping as a backpack with a tent while my wife is thinking hotel with a spa.  Two different activities with two very different purposes, right?  Ok, I might be exaggerating here a little…kinda. Well, not really. The gap can’t be that wide in scouting!

This is what I would consider High Adventure and not High Adventure activities: 

High Adventure

Hiking
Climbing
Rappelling
Canyoneering
Backpacking
Canoeing
Whitewater Rafting
C.O.P.E. Course
Snowshoeing
Stretching physical limits
Testing emotional capacity
Building spiritual strength
Sweating
Blisters
Mosquito bites
Sleeping on the ground
Problem solving
Teamwork
Patience
Endurance

Memories of
challenge and accomplishment

Not High Adventure

Car camping
Golf
Tennis
Lounge chairs
Chlorinated swiming pool
Hot showers
Cots
Sleeping in late
Fancy meals
Tanning
Nap time
Movies
Video games
Cell phones
Texting

Memories of
the best vacation ever

This earns the Varsity Letter Award

 This kind of activity DOES NOT!
 

Are there any others you would add in either category?

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