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ZBASE will combine the passion Jack Zink had for developing young adults into outstanding leaders with a world- class outdoor adventure complex with dynamic programming. The potential for positively impacting thousands of lives is very compelling.

– Hans Helmerich
Indian Nations Council President
2014-2015

Jack Zink high adventure base (ZBASE) is a high adventure leadership based program that will be operated by the local Indian Nations Council and serve Boy Scouts and Venture Scouts as well as high adventure enthusiasts on a regional basis. The leadership curriculum will provide an outdoor discovery based classroom designed to develop participants’ leadership skills and learn more about themselves and others in a hands-on, active experience. The programs offered will be unique to not only the area, but to scouting in general. ZBASE will encompass 35,000 acres on Zink Ranch as well as 10,000 acres of Skiatook Lake.

THE PURPOSE OF ZBASE IS THREEFOLD: become the premier regional (and eventually national) high adventure base, help maintain the relevance of the scouting principles to today’s youth, and be seen as a leadership training center. Zink Ranch has a tradition of hosting various scouting activities and is a fitting site for this one of a kind high adventure base.

MISSION STATEMENT: TO PREPARE FUTURE LEADERS AND EQUIP THEM TO HANDLE LIFE’S CHALLENGES BY PRACTICING AND IMPROVING THEIR SKILLS IN UNIQUE OUTDOOR ADVENTURES.

4 Reasons To Explore ZBASE:

Convenience – ZBASE is centrally located in the U.S. just outside Tulsa OK. The sprawling 35,000 acres is just a 20 minute drive from Tulsa International Airport, Interstate 44, and the Tulsa Metro Area.
Exceptional Value – Your 7-day Adventure Trek is only $550 per person that allows access to some of the most unique outdoor adventures you will ever encounter.
Innovation – ZBASE aims to innovative to maximize fun and adventure by offering unique outdoor adventures not only to Scouting in general, but to outdoor enthusiast everywhere.
Challenge – Choose from 1 of 8 treks that will test your knowledge while building the necessary leadership skills for life and leave you ready to come back for more!