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Adult Leaders Backpack Training - Sept. 7 & 14, 2019

Adult Leaders Backpack Training - Sept. 7 & 14, 2019
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1100 N. Canyon Blvd.
Monrovia, CA 91016, US
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Adult Leaders Backpack Training  - Fall 2019


September 7 & 14, 2019

at Camp Trask

  • acquaint you with a basic understanding of how to plan and conduct outdoor activities 
  • stimulate your participation and leadership in a High Adventure Program at the Unit level
  • inform you of the many programs and activities of the GLAAC-HAT


  • Two Saturdays, 7 and 14 September 2019
  • Weekend backpack outing to be arranged during the training sessions

TIME:    8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

LOCATION:     Trask Scout Reservation

COST:   $90 before August 30, $100 after that.

REGISTRATION:  Early registration is mandatory to ensure sufficient meals, snacks, and course materials. Persons whose registration is received by 30 August will be sent a confirmation, map of location, and other details. For help with registration contact Danette at the Smiser Scout Service Center, (626)351- 8815 X241 or e-mail: danette.verdugo@scouting.org.

MEALS:      Breakfast and lunch both Saturdays.

EQUIPMENT:        Compass, paper and pencil.

MAXIMUM SIZE:       30 students

OVERVIEW:      Basics of the necessities for safe and enjoyable outings 

  • leadership 
  • planning & preparation 
  • equipment & clothing 
  • menus & cooking 
  • orienteering 
  • route finding and mountain travel 
  • conservation 
  • risk & safety 
  • program awards & procedures 
  • the importance of training and transferring leadership to your Scouts is stressed.

QUESTIONS:     David Behenna, Course Director, at (310) 351-7914; e-mail: tigerbay@att.net

The emphasis is on backpacking but 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).

You will be need to select and take a weekend backpack trip (5-7 miles, round-trip, in the local mountains) from among several to be offered in March and April 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.

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. Questions about any of them are to be directed to Michael Schlaifer; Vice ChairTraining: (213)247-8808 (C); e-mail, michael@schlaifer.com.

Questions about any of them are to be directed to

Michael Schlaifer; Vice Chair Training: (213)247-8808 (C); e-mail, michael@schlaifer.com

Questions about this training should be directed to

David Behenna, Course Director, at (310) 351-7914; e-mail: tigerbay@att.net


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$100.00 per Participant
Early Discount
Before 8/30/2019 a discount of $10.00 will apply.
Cancellation Policy
CANCELLATION POLICY AS OF APRIL 4, 2017: Up until 30 days prior to camp/event: *cancellation fee of 25% of total reservation cost for each spot dropped *after that, no refunds will be provided *balance in full due