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Adult Leaders Backpack Training

Adult Leaders Backpack Training
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The Greater Los Angeles Area Council-High Adventure Team will conduct its 52nd annual backpack training program for adult Scouters on Feb. 24 – Feb 26, 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 Cabrillo Youth Center. Registration begins at 6:30pm, Friday, and the program will end by 1:00 pm, Sunday. All meals from Friday night through Sunday morning 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 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.

A fee of $80.00 is charged for this training, when received at GLAAC-Camping by Feb. 17; $90.00, after that date. This fee will include cracker barrel on Friday, all three meals on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday. Early registration is mandatory to ensure sufficient meals, snacks, and course materials. This class is limited to 45 participants. Persons whose registration is received by the 10th 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.

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; Course Director David Behenna (310) 351-7914  or tigerbay@att.net

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$80.00 per Participant
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After 2/18/2017 a fee of $10.00 will apply.