Greater Los Angeles Area Council - HAT - Desert Camping and Travel Training (CWSC)

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HAT - Desert Camping and Travel Training (CWSC)

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Acquaint the adult Scouter with an understanding and appreciation of the uniqueness and special qualities of the desert environment and to emphasize those backpacking skills that are essential to having a safe and enjoyable experience.

Seminar: Saturday, September 16, 2023 Weekend outing: date to be arranged during seminar

8:00 a.m. to about 4:00 p.m. (bring sack lunch)

Seminar: Cushman Watt Service Center, 2333 Scout Way, Los Angeles, CA 90026
Weekend Outing: TBD Joshua Tree National Park.

$25.00 by September 14, 2024. If fewer than five sign ups are made prior to that date a cancellation notice will be sent. Otherwise a confirmation will be sent after that date.

Paper and pencil, and lunch for seminar. Each Scouter is responsible for obtaining the clothing, equipment, and food for the weekend trip.

15 Students

During the seminar, we will select a date and plan for a weekend backpack trip to Joshua Tree National Park (The Park has a $25.00 per vehicle entry fee). A backpack trip of about 5 miles, round trip, to a dry campsite, provides the opportunity to demonstrate the seminar topics. After setting up camp, we will climb Queen Mountain - a “good” cross country workout.

Completion of the Adult Leader Backpack Training is highly recommended. Annual Health and Medical Record (parts A, B, and C).

Tarin Casillas; Course Director Phone: (310) 780-0074 | Email:

Look north and east, beyond the mountains that surround Los Angeles – it’s a desert out there. Actually three – Sonora, Mohave, and Great Basin – and they provide numerous opportunities for hiking and camping. Completion of this training is recognized by the award of a special patch and is a requirement for earning the High Adventure Leader Award.

“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, Phone: (213) 247-8808 | Email:


When & Where
Cushman Watt Scout Center
Saturday 09-21-2024
8:00 AM PT to 4:00 PM PT
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