Carrying an Adventurers Club Expedition Flag represents a century old tradition of members documenting their activities off the beaten path.
It is a distinct honor and privilege to carry the ACLA Expedition Flag. As such, it is treated with great respect, and certain criteria must be met before the flag is issued.
To be eligible to carry an Expedition Flag, one must be a member in good standing and be prepared to organize all the logistics of the trip themselves or as part of a larger expedition.
For an expedition to qualify, it must be “off the beaten path, into little known and inaccessible parts of the world, for purposes of acquiring useful knowledge for the benefit of exploration, scientific interests, treasure hunting and/or high adventure.” Few expeditions meet this high standard.
All requests are reviewed by the Flag Committee and ultimately approved or denied by the board of directors.
Guided group trips such as a cruise ship, photo safari based out of a lodge, a rafting trip down a popular river and other similar organized tours do not meet the standard.