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HAT - Canoeing the Lower Colorado Training

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Canoeing the Lower Colorado Training

PURPOSE: To train adult leaders to safely take their unit on a multiple day trip on the lower Colorado River (Hoover Dam to Martinez lake).

Familiarize the Scouter with appropriate treks via maps and verbal description. -Teach the Scouter basic canoeing techniques, emphasizing practical canoeing vs. technique (i.e., not the canoeing merit badge).

Teach the Scouter appropriate meal planning similar to what a car camping troop may use, in addition to backpacking/canoeing style cuisine.

Give Scouters as much additional info as possible to ensure an exciting, but safe trip for the Scouts.

DATE: Saturday 11 February 2023 TIME: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park, San Dimas CA, Sailboat Cove Entrance

COST: $10.00 per car vehicle entrance fee. $20.00 by 29 January 2023. If fewer than five signups are made prior to that date a cancellation notice will be sent. Otherwise a confirmation will be sent after that date.

REGISTRATION: For help with registration contact Hannibol Sullivan, Community Engagement Coordinator (SR) and HAT Advisor at (213) 413-4400 or email

EQUIPMENT: 10 essentials, waterproof bag for phones etc., extra water, water shoes or shoes you don’t mind getting wet, dress in layers, there will be no intentional swimming. OVERVIEW: Will include logistics, itineraries, meal planning, equipment, and practical on the water canoe training.

REQUIREMENTS: Completion of the Adult Leader Backpack Training and BSA Paddle Craft Safety is highly recommended. Annual Health and Medical Record (parts A, B, and C).


QUESTIONS: John Sandhagen , Course Director, at (909) 626-2796 e-mail, Eat breakfast before you arrive or bring it with you, pack a sack lunch. 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 Chair-Training: (213)247-8808 (C); e-mail,


When & Where
Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park, San Dimas CA, Sailboat Cove Entrance
Saturday 02-11-2023
7:30 PM PT to 10:00 PM PT Past
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