Pacific Skyline Council - High Adventure Training (HAT)

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High Adventure Training (HAT)

Event Details

For anyone who intends to take Scouts on outings more than a few miles from the trail-head. Emphasis is on safety, first aid, and program planning. Course consists of 3 classroom sessions and a weekend field experience. Must complete all 4 sessions. 

3 Classroom Sessions
Monday, March 4, 2024
Monday, March 11, 2024
Monday, March 18, 2024
Palo Alto Service Center

Field Session
Friday, March 22, 2024 at 6:00 PM to 
Sunday, March 24, 2024 at 3:00 PM
Location: Henry Coe State Park


·  To Teach Outdoor Safety
·  To Foster Wilderness Citizenship
·  To Promote High Adventure
·  To Share New Ideas


·  Vital for Leaders of Wilderness Trips one or more days from the trailhead – e.g. 50 miler, Philmont
·  Valuable for all Scouters participating in outdoor programs.
·  Youth Leaders are welcome


·  A council-developed course designed to teach Scout Leaders to safely lead outdoor adventures.
·  Taught by experienced Scout Leaders and outside experts with specific expertise in their subjects
·  Hands on training, formal presentations, and exciting patrol field exercises to test your skills.


·  Trip Planning – Where to Go
·  Wilderness Medicine
·  Lightning Safety
·  Water Crossing
·  Mountain Weather
·  Maps, Compass, Navigation
·  GPS Use
·  Environmental Hazards
·  Outdoor Leadership
·  Bears! Cougars!
·  Food Planning & Nutrition
·  Stoves and Cooking
·  Water Purification
·  Emergency Management
·  Backpacking Equipment
·  Leave No Trace Camping
·  Reverence in the Outdoors


$130 per person

·  Includes course syllabus (online)
·  Includes snacks during 3 classroom sessions
·  Includes training badge


See "Contact" on this page.


When & Where
HAT (Part 1)
Palo Alto Service Center
Monday 03-04-2024
6:30 PM PT to 9:30 PM PT Past
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HAT (Part 2)
Palo Alto Service Center
Monday 03-11-2024
6:30 PM PT to 9:30 PM PT Past
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HAT (Part 3)
Palo Alto Service Center
Monday 03-18-2024
6:00 PM PT to 3:00 PM PT Past
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HAT (Part 4)
Henry Coe State Park
Friday 03-22-2024 6:00 PM PT to
Sunday 03-24-2024 3:00 PM PT Past
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