Just as the BSA’s High Adventure Bases offer different cuisines, each base has a different fashion focus.
At Philmont the fashion emphasis is on boots. Philmont staffers seem mildly obsessed with boots.
At Northern Tier the fashion emphasis is likewise on boots, but not just any boots, but wet boots. Wet boots are boots that allow the water that flows into the boots to flow out of the boots.
On your Coral Reef Sailing Adventure, February 17 – 23, 2012, you won’t be wearing boots! Instead, you will need to consider what swimming attire fits your form and physique. The Sea Base helps you focus on your swimwear selection with the following advice:
“All swimming attire must be modest. For men, Speedo-type swimsuits are not appropriate; swim suits should have liners in them. For women, bikinis are not appropriate; one-piece swimsuits and modest tankini suits are considered appropriate.”
For those with buff bods and enough bravado to sport Speedos, thongs, un-lined board shorts, bikinis, etc., there are beaches in Key West where you will be warmly welcomed following the Coral Reef Sailing Adventure.