About the Northern Lakes Canoe Base

The Northern Lakes Girl Scout Canoe Base is the premier location for girls (over 12) and women to explore the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCA) and has provided all-female trips since the 1960s. The base is operated through the Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin Lakes and Pines Council.

About the Alumni Association

The purpose of the Northern Lakes Canoe Base Alumni Association (NLCBAA) is to provide a continuing interest in, and support for, the mission and programs of the Northern Lakes Canoe Base in keeping with the policies of the Girl Scouts of the USA.

The NLCBAA is a non-profit organization made up of past canoe guides along with past participants, community members, and other friends of the base. Our goal is to guarantee that the program we all love continues to inspire new generations of girls by instilling in them a love of nature, a compassion for others, and a sense of self-worth.

set for a summer 2021 canoe trip? 

Whether your 2020 trip was postponed or you’re newly signed on for 2021, you should be excited for your trip to the Wilderness! The Northern Lakes Canoe Base is doing all that we can to ensure safe and fun trips this summer. 

Our website is currently under construction, and we hope to have a packing list posted by April to make your planning process a little bit easier. Stay tuned!