Golden Gate Area Council - Basic Backpacking Course 2023

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Basic Backpacking Course 2023

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“Every Scout Deserves a Trained Leader!”

Plan Ahead, Prepare & Thrive in the Outdoors!

This course covers the skills and knowledge for planning and leading a safe and enjoyable backpacking trek. Course topics include: trek planning, leadership and risk management, wilderness first aid, evacuation, food planning and preparation, nutrition, wilderness navigation, feminine hygiene on the trail, Leave No Trace camping, equipment, stoves & fuels, and weather. The course consists of 3 modules: a Zoom prep meeting to align all attendees on expectation, agenda, logistics, and gear; a full weekend experience at Rancho Los Mochos on February 4-5, 2023; an optional Backpacking Adventure with some of the faculty member in the Yosemite wilderness in the May/July time frame (exact details and fees to be provided based on weather conditions and permits availability). The outdoor session at Los Mochos (Feb 4-5, 2023) simulates a backpacking experience and begins early Saturday morning at 7:00am February 4, and ends at 2pm on Sunday 5. You will be sleeping in your own tent Saturday night.

The course requires Annual Health and Medical Record parts A/B/C and is limited to the first 20 BSA-registered Adults (age 18 and up) who sign up. 

Completion of the Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills is recommended.

Rancho Los Mochos does not have cellular reception. 

Registration opens on November 12, 2022 ($175 fee) and closes on January 20. It includes all training materials and food. A $25 late fee will be applied for registrations received after January 13, 2023.

Don’t let this opportunity to train leaders for 5 to 50 milers pass you at the trailhead.

A HAT (High Adventure Team) number and a course completion card/certificate will be issued upon completion of this course.

The course requires Annual Health and Medical Record parts A/B/C and is limited to the first 30 who sign up.

Don’t let this opportunity to train leaders for 50 milers pass you at the trailhead.

 

When & Where
Rancho Los Mochos
Saturday 02-04-2023 7:00 AM PT to
Sunday 02-05-2023 2:00 PM PT
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