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HAT - Desert Camping and Travel Training (CWSC)

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PURPOSE:
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.


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


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


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


COST:
$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.


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


MAXIMUM SIZE:
15 Students


OVERVIEW:
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.


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


QUESTIONS:
Tarin Casillas; Course Director Phone: (310) 780-0074 | Email: ticasillas@msn.com


OVERVIEW:
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.


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 https://glaac-hat.org/HikeAids.html. Questions about any of them are to be directed to Michael Schlaifer; Vice ChairTraining, Phone: (213) 247-8808 | Email: michael@schlaifer.com.


 

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