Bob Marshall Wilderness
Montana Outdoor High Adventure Base
Montana Outdoor High Adventure Base (MOHAB) is Scouting’s premier wilderness expedition program serving Scouts worldwide. Discover yourself through adventures as you trek and packraft through one of the largest wilderness areas in the lower 48 states – the million-acre Bob Marshall Wilderness. MOHAB’s uniqueness is defined by its remote location, wilderness character, and multi-sport expedition travel.
Best for age groups
Best for Entire Units
Troops and Crews
Small Groups of Scouts
2023 Camp Dates
Week 1 June 18 – 24
Week 2 June 25 – July 1
Week 3 July 2 – 8
Week 4 July 9 – 15
Week 5 July 16 – 22
one week trek
Crew Fee $4500 (min. 8, max 12)
Youth & Adult $300 per participant
Shuttle Service From Great Falls Airport
MOHAB offers two types of wilderness programs:
- Wilderness Trekking (backpacking only)
- Wilderness Packrafting (backpacking + packrafting)
The MOHAB program is designed to give Scouts the skills and experience necessary to lead future expeditions of their own. While at Basecamp, Scouts learn how to effectively plan and execute a wilderness trek while gaining invaluable leadership skills and safety training. Each trek is provided with trained volunteers whose primary responsibility is to offer insight into safe-decision making and effective wilderness travel. Our volunteers are not guides.
MOHAB’s Expedition Leadership curriculum includes FIVE core areas:
- EXPEDITION BEHAVIOR – Conflict resolution, service to the crew, loyalty, motivation, respect, honor.
- ORGANIZATION – Managing equipment, skill sets, taking inventory, developing and following processes.
- DECISION-MAKING – Tapping into the competencies of the group while evaluating environmental challenges to make good decisions as part of a sound risk-management framework.
- EMBRACING UNCERTAINTY – Recognizing that challenge and uncertainty are the most certain things in life! And that they should be embraced with enthusiasm and courage, and overcome with a rational approach to decision making that allows challenges to be overcome and trials to be managed appropriately.
- SELF-AWARENESS – The ability to take responsibility, understand assigned roles, take initiative, and recognize the important part you play as a team member.
The MOHAB Conservation curriculum focuses on THREE core areas:
- LEAVE NO TRACE – Practices for minimum impact wilderness travel and camping;
- WILD PLACES – Identify the needs for, and benefits of, preserving wilderness lands for ecosystem health and human benefit.
- ECOSYSTEM KNOWLEDGE – Learn the specific flora and fauna of the ecosystem of the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex, and how it relates to, and is impacted by, human activity.
MOHAB’s Wilderness Packrafting curriculum includes FIVE core areas:
- PACKRAFTING EQUIPMENT – How to select, use and maintain wilderness packrafting gear.
- PACKRAFTING SKILLS – Learn safe and effective techniques for traveling and communicating through water corridors, including lakes and rivers.
- RISK MANAGEMENT – The process of making safe decisions in real-time while navigating unknown rivers through river scouting and group skills assessment.
- NAVIGATION – Learn the process of on-water navigation quickly and accurately.
- PACKRAFT PLANNING – Learn how to incorporate packrafts as a tool in planning wilderness expeditions.
MOHAB’s Wilderness Trekking Training curriculum includes FIVE core areas:
- ULTRALIGHT BACKPACKING – The philosophy, equipment, and techniques of contemporary ultralight backpacking. We wholeheartedly adhere to the notion that we can reduce our pack weights with more knowledge, higher skills, and better planning!
- EXPEDITION COOKING – Learn how to prepare your own gourmet meals in the backcountry with minimal cooking equipment and lightweight ingredients.
- RISK MANAGEMENT – Become familiar with the process of making good decisions in the face of challenging and unpredictable circumstances that will empower you to be comfortable leading your own wilderness expedition.
- NAVIGATION – Learn the process of navigating quickly and accurately, both on and off-trail, in forest, river, and mountain environments.
- INCLEMENT CONDITIONS – Learn how to use your gear to maximum advantage, especially shelters, sleep systems, and clothing systems, for inclement mountain weather conditions.
Location and directions
Where is mohab
Montana Outdoor Hight Adventure Base (MOHAB) is based out of the Boone and Crockett Club’s Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Ranch (TRMR) near Dupuyer, MT. The property covers more than 6,000 acres that lie in the foothills of the east slope of the Rocky Mountains bordering the Bob Marshall Wilderness. The area is prime habitat for grizzly and black bears, bighorn sheep, Rocky Mountain goats, elk, mule deer, whitetail deer, cougar, and diverse mammals and birds. The Montana Council is thankful for the generosity of the Boone and Crockett Club for allowing access to their facility.
The Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex is more than 1.5 million acres of federally designated roadless wilderness west of TRMR, straddling the Continental Divide with elevations from 4,000 feet from the valley floors to over 9,000 feet at mountain summits.
This vast Wilderness is more than ten times larger than Philmont. The property abuts hundreds of thousands of acres of National Forest and designated Wilderness.
Getting to mohab
For air travel, we recommend flying to Great Falls, Montana, the nearest full-service airport to MOHAB. Travel arrangements to Great Falls, Montana will be the responsibility of each crew. MOHAB offers shuttle service to/from Great Falls Airport for an additional fee. Travel by air to Great Falls, Montana and then to MOHAB is an all-day travel event for most crews. MOHAB is approximately two hours from Great Falls.
Arrival Schedule: Crews should plan on leaving for Great Falls on the first morning flight available from their hometown with an expected early-afternoon arrival in Great Falls between 12:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Mountain Time.
Departure Schedule: Crews should plan on departing from Great Falls on the first available flight after 12:00 p.m. Mountain Time. MOHAB staff will depart base camp at 8:00 a.m. for the two-hour ride to Great Falls International Airport arriving around 10:00 p.m. Mountain Time.
If you need further help getting here, please call The RWCC Ranch at 406-472-3311.
MOHAB is located just west of Dupuyer, MT via the Dupuyer Creek Road.
Going North on US-89 from Great Falls, take the first left as you enter the town of Dupuyer (Dupuyer Creek Road). Continue for eight miles until you reach a fork in the road. Take a left and travel less than a mile until you see the TRM Ranch/RWCC sign with an arrow and turn right. After you pass the TRM Ranch main entrance, stay left and drive past the upper ranch house and continue on to the Center.
If you need further help getting here, please call The Ranch at 406-472-3311.