Greater Los Angeles Area Council - HAT - Lead Scout Backpack Training Spring 2023 (CWSC)

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HAT - Lead Scout Backpack Training Spring 2023 (CWSC)

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PURPOSE: Acquaint Scouts, Venturers and their adult leaders, with a basic understanding of how to plan and conduct a backpacking trip. Give them information that they can use to teach other Scouts and Venturers safe and effective outdoor outings. Stimulate their participation and leadership in a High Adventure Program.

DATE & TIME: Saturday 4 March 2023 at (CWSC) from 8:00 a.m. to about 4:00 p.m. (bring sack lunch)
Weekend trip in local mountains 11 & 12 March 2023 led by the GLAAC-HAT

Seminar: Cushman Watt Service Center, 2333 Scout Way, Los Angeles
Weekend Outing: to be announced.

COST: $15.00 per Scout, Venturer or Adult

REGISTRATION: Register by 17 February 2023. For help with registration contact Hannibol Sullivan, Community Engagement Coordinator (SR) and HAT Advisor at (213) 718-6266 or email

EQUIPMENT: Paper and pencil, and lunch for seminar. Each Scout and Venturer is responsible for obtaining the clothing, equipment, and food for the weekend trip.

OVERVIEW: This High Adventure training is designed to be taken together as an adult leader (Scouter) and the Scout leaders in a troop/crew. It will cover

  • Basic backpacking skills
  • equipment and clothing
  • food and cooking
  • mountain navigation and travel
  • outdoor courtesy, planning and preparation
  • risk and safety
  • weather and climate

REQUIREMENTS: An Adult Leader who has completed the class room session of Adult Leader Backpack Training is required to participate in class room and field outing. Scouts and Venturers must be 14 years old and have attained the rank of First Class or the Venturer equivalent. The Adult leader will be responsible for their own and their Scout’s Annual Health and Medical Record (parts A, B, and C). These requirements will be verified by the Hike Leader before the Adult and Scouts or Venturers are allowed to participate on the overnight trip.

MAXIMUM SIZE: An adult and five Scouts or Venturers per Unit is permitted.

QUESTIONS: Craig Triance, Course Director, at (714) 474-1652; e-mail,

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

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


When & Where
Cushman Watt Scout Center
Saturday 03-04-2023 8:00 AM PT to 4:00 PM PT
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