Greater Los Angeles Area Council - HAT - BSA Climbing Level 1 Fall 2023 (HESR)

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HAT - BSA Climbing Level 1 Fall 2023 (HESR)

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PURPOSE: Provide training for people who are interested in teaching Scouts how to climb and rappel at the Unit, District or Council level. This group might include those interested in becoming Climbing Merit Badge Counselors, Camp Staff and Scouters. Scouters who work with troops and teach climbing are required to be "Qualified Instructors" prior to teaching any climbing / rappelling activities.

DATE: Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday 20 - 22 October 2023
TIME: 8:00 p.m. Friday through 5:30 p.m. Sunday

LOCATION: Hubert Eaton Scout Reservation, 30500 Deep Creek Camp Rd, Lake Arrowhead

COST: $125.00 for (textbook, meals and camping fees included).

REGISTRATION: register online by 10 October 2022. For help with registration contact Hannibol Sullivan, Community Engagement Coordinator (SR) and HAT Advisor at (213) 718-6266 or email

EQUIPMENT: Climbing gear will be provided by the Directors (ropes, anchors, carabineers, etc.) You will be sleeping indoors in a Troop Lodge and will need to provide your own sleeping bag or linens as well as you regular gear for a weekend outing.

OVERVIEW: This course is very intense and will work into the late hours of the night. We will cover B.S.A. current National Policies associated with all climbing/rappelling activities, at the Unit, Council and District levels, as outlined in the pamphlet entitled "Climb on Safely," and the National Camp Accreditation Program. Textbook is B.S.A. publication entitled "Belay On" (provided).

This course will be conducted over a weekend (starting Friday night). Meals will be provided Saturday and Sunday, but please bring take out or have dinner before you arrive Friday night.


  • Current registration with Boy Scouts of America
  • 18 years old
  • Current successful completion of B.S.A.’s “Youth Protection Guidelines” training
  • Current B.S.A. Annual Health and Medical Record
  • Completed the online Climb on Safely Training

MAXIMUM SIZE: 12 students, minimum of 6 students.

QUESTIONS: Contact Steve Dodson Cell: (818) 967-1323 email: All persons interested must be mature, capable of instructing, safety conscious, able to exercise good judgment, be dependable, relate well to youth and adults, and be familiar in the techniques of climbing, rappelling, belaying, and spotting. B.S.A. Level I Climbing Instructor Qualification Certification is good for 1 year upon successful completion of this class.

Help keep climbing/rappelling as part of Scouting’s activities by becoming a qualified BSA Climbing Instructor for your Unit, District, or Council. A copy of “Belay On” 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
Hubert Eaton Scout Reservation
Friday 10-20-2023 8:00 PM PT to
Sunday 10-22-2023 5:30 PM PT Past
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