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Lead Scout - Backpack Training 2017

Lead Scout - Backpack Training 2017
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Lead Scout - Backpack Training 2017

May 13, 2017 8 am-4 pm

At Cushman Watt Center


Camping and hiking are fun. Developing the skills and learning safe and courteous practices are a necessary part of these activities. This most effectively occurs when it is the Scout lead Unit that provides the instruction.

The objectives of this training program are:

  • to acquaint Scouts and Venturers, plus their adult leader, with a basic understanding of how to plan and conduct a backpacking trip.
  • to give them information that they can use to teach other Scouts and Venturers safe and effective outdoor outings.
  • to stimulate their participation and leadership in a High Adventure Program.

While the emphasis is on backpacking, it is generally applicable to all types of outdoor activity.

This High Adventure training is designed to be taken together as an adult leader (Scouter) and the Scout leaders in a troop/crew. It involves a seminar and a weekend backpack trip (5-7 miles, roundtrip) to be taken in the local mountains and led by the GLAAC-HAT.

  • When:  Saturday, May 13, 8:00 a.m. to about 4:00 p.m. (Bring sack lunch)
  • Where: Cushman Watt Service Center  2333 Scout Way, Los Angeles, CA 90026
  • Weekend trip: May 27-28th, 2017. Each Scout and Venturer is responsible for obtaining the clothing, equipment, and food for it.

The training provides an overview of the basic backpacking skills: equipment and clothing; food and cooking; mountain navigation and travel; outdoor courtesy, planning and preparation; risk and safety; weather and climate - the necessities for safe and enjoyable outings

An Adult Leader is required to participate in class room and field outing for the Scouts to participate. The Adult Leader must have completed the Class room session of Adult Leader Backpack Training. The Adult leader will be responsible for their own and their Scout’s Annual Health and Medical Record (parts A, B, and C) . These items will be verified by the Hike Leader before the Adult and Scouts are allowed to participate on the overnight trip

The Scouts/Venturers that you list below for registration must be 14 years old and have attained the rank of First Class or the Venturer equivalent. An adult and a maximum of five Scouts or Venturers per Unit is permitted.

A fee of $15.00 per Scout, Venturer, and Adult is charged for this training.  Registration is required by May 5. Please have the Scouts and Venturers come with paper and pencil, and lunch – everything else is provided. A syllabus that covers the materials discussed will be given to each participant.

Hike Aid 3, “Full Dimension High Adventure Training”, has a complete discussion of the training programs of the GLAAC-HAT. It may be downloaded from the Council High Adventure website at http://glaac-hat.org/HikeAids.html. Questions about any of them are to be directed to Anthony Green; Vice Chair-Training: (310)626-5688 (C); e-mail, agreen.bsa@gmail.com. Questions about this training should be directed to Sam Glenn, Course Director, at (310) 541-9786; e-mail, sb.glenn@verizon.net


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$15.00 per Adult
$15.00 per Scout
$15.00 per Venturer