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Adult Leaders Backpack Training


Adult Leaders Backpack Training
Date
Registration Begins
6/9/2017
Last Day To Register
9/8/2017
Location
1100 N. Canyon Blvd.
Monrovia, CA 91016, US
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Adult Leader Backpack Training

  

September 16 & 30, 2017 (two Saturdays)

The Greater Los Angeles Area Council’s High Adventure Team will conduct its Fall 2017 backpack training program for adult Scouters on two Saturdays: Sept. 16, 2017 and Sept. 30, 2017, with a backpack outing to be arranged. Its objectives are:
  • to acquaint you with a basic understanding of how to plan and conduct outdoor activities;
  • to stimulate your participation and leadership in a High Adventure Program at the Unit level; and
  • to inform you of the many programs and activities of the GLAAC-HAT.
This High Adventure training provides an overview of the basics: leadership; planning & preparation; equipment & clothing; menus & cooking; orienteering, route finding and mountain travel; conservation; risk & safety; and program awards & procedures – the necessities for safe and enjoyable outings. The importance of training and transferring leadership to your Scouts is stressed. While the emphasis is on backpacking, it is generally applicable to all types of outdoor activity. This is the next step beyond the camp-craft skills that are covered in Outdoor Leadership Skills (OLS).
 
The seminar is conducted at the Trask Scout Reservation. Registration takes place [6:30-8:00am] on Sept. 16. The programs will run from 8am-4:30pm on both Saturdays. Breakfast and lunch are provided. [Participants may bring their gear and camp (free) at the facility.] Also, please bring a compass, paper and pencil – everything else is provided. A syllabus that covers the materials discussed will be given to each participant.
 
You will be asked to select and take a weekend backpack trip (5-7 miles, round-trip, in the local mountains) from among several to be offered in October and November and led by the GLAAC-HAT Staff. Each person is responsible for providing his/her own clothing and equipment. An Adventure Pass for your vehicle is required at many of these locations.
 
A fee of $[80.00] is charged for this training, when received at GLAAC-Camping by Sept.8th; $[90.00], after that date. This fee will include breakfast and lunch on both Saturdays. Early registration is mandatory to ensure sufficient meals, snacks, and course materials. This class is limited to 30 participants. Persons whose registration is received by Sept.8th will be sent a confirmation, map of location, and other details. Completion of this training is recognized by the award of a special patch.
 
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. Please direct questions about training to Anthony Green; Vice Chair-Training: (310) 626-5688; e-mail, agreen.bsa@gmail.com. Questions about this ALBPT training should be directed to David Behenna, Course Director, e-mail: tigerbay@att.net
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Cost
$80.00 per Participant