We are former Scoutmasters and know the BWCA.

Scouts BWCA high adventures are trips of a lifetime.  At Williams and Hall, we know scouts like no other outfitter in Ely, Minnesota. We know what Scout High Adventure is all about.  We have served hundreds of Scout Troops like yours. Our owners, Blayne and Kevin, have held just about every possible adult leader position there is, including Scoutmaster. Blayne is an Eagle Scout, as are his three sons, and Kevin’s son. Because of our own scouting experience, we understand your needs and challenges as a scout leader. As an adult leader, you will appreciate the knowledge we bring to your trip planning and execution.

Why the Boundary Waters Canoe Country is the Perfect High Adventure Destination

The Scouts have been venturing the Boundary Waters Canoe Area and Quetico wildernesses for nearly a century. Where else can the Scout Motto, Be Prepared, be put to the test in such an incredible fashion? The Canoe Country is what Scouting is all about.

Planning and preparation are rewarded with backcountry comfort and adventure. Youth will experience camping and outdoor life just as it was experienced by the early native Americans and the Voyageurs.  The outdoor skills that the youth learn can all be put to the test here. Here it is real and not just a hypothetical book exercise.

Meeting Your Troop’s Specific Adventure Needs

At Williams and Hall, we recognize that group canoe trips have special needs, circumstances, and limitations, including tight budgets. Not every group is the same. With this in mind, we will visit with you personally about your specific needs and expectations. You won’t have to worry about pre-set restrictions and limitations. Our main objective is to meet your groups’ needs and expectations, in both service and economic considerations.

We can handle troop sizes from 2 to 100. Regardless of whether you have a small or large group, we have the lodging, gear and transportation capabilities to meet your troop’s need. We make sure you have the right BWCA permits for a successful trip.

Finally, our main goal is that everyone that uses us has a safe experience. We are all about safety, and emphasize to the scouts “good wilderness judgment.” At the same time let’s remember that this is supposed to be fun. At Williams and Hall, we keep things light while at the same time emphasizing the serious aspects of wilderness travel. We provide professional care and advice to your group every step of the way.

We offer Scout Troop Leader Orientation Booklet and DVD for BWCA Trips

Our specialty here is taking groups through the process of planningpermitting, and outfitting a Scouts BWCA High Adventures trip without killing their leaders! We make it simple, quick and painless. At the same time, we are available from 7 am to 11 pm each and every day to answer any questions that you may have (and you will have many). In our case, you are truly dealing with National level experts in outdoor youth recreation and the Boundary Waters.

We have put together a great planning resource for you. Our Leader Guide and DVD will help you from start to finish in preparing for your trip. It would be our pleasure to provide you with a group leader orientation booklet and DVD. To request your Leader Kit, either sign up here with your name, address, and phone number, and please make sure that “leader booklet request” is inserted in the subject line, or follow this link to the contact us page and fill in the appropriate information.

This booklet will provide you with all the information you will need as a Scout Leader to have a successful experience in the Canoe Country. The booklet has a complete planning checklist, a what to bring list, pricing, entry permit information, parental consent forms and all the other information we believe is essential to your Scout High Adventure trip.

Our rates are in your youth group leader package. Also, be sure to check out our Super Saver Package! Start your trip before June 30th or after August 15th and receive a 10% discount off the package price. This is a great value for youth groups!

Booking With Williams And Hall Will Get You:

  • Preparation and planning for permits and outfitting with former Scoutmasters
  • 7 am – 11 pm Q and A time with our National level expert guides
  • Group leader orientation booklet
  • Canoe Country Scout leader DVD
  • 10% off the package price if you book a trip before June 30th or after August 15th


Book your next Scout Canoe Adventure today, by contacting Williams and Hall!

At Williams and Hall, we want your Scout troop to have an amazing Boundary Water experience. Our former Scoutmasters can help set up your trip, make route suggestions, and help with gear. We can even help secure your troop’s permits. To request a Leadership Kit Call us at 218-365-5837contact us or click here today and start this year’s, Boundary Waters Adventure!