2022-2023 Back Country Leadership Skills Training for Philmont
GSLAC Back Country Leadership Skills Training Course for Philmont
This course is designed for the adult Scouter and experienced youth Scouts who understand the role High Adventure plays in keeping older youth involved in Scouting. This course will give you the skills and confidence to realize your vision of High Adventure in your troop or crew. If you are a first-time Philmont Crew Advisor, this training will jump-start your ability to prepare your crew for a peak Philmont trek. Your Council High Adventure Training Team will help you deliver the promise of Adventure to your Scouts and Venturers.
The training begins with a Friday night classroom session in which we'll demonstrate a Philmont-style campsite, check gear, organize into a crew structure, and review our route. Saturday morning we will prepare a backpacking breakfast while demonstrating liquid-fuel and canister-fuel backpacking stoves. We will load our packs and start our short overnight backpacking hike. Enroute to and at our campsite, we will learn skills such as planning/training, managing risk, equipment/gear, physical conditioning, trail hygiene, food and nutrition, map and compass navigation, water treatment, and expedition behavior.
The course includes Friday night light cracker barrel, Saturday breakfast/lunch/supper, Sunday breakfast, trail snacks. If you have crew gear you want to try out, feel free to bring it along, but we will provide all crew gear except tents—we have a few available for loan this weekend but prefer you bring your own tent. We will send you updates via email, including a final note week before this training event.
Date: September 9-11, 2022
Location: S-F Scout Reservation/ Friday at Swift Lodge
Time: Friday 7:00 pm through Sunday 12:00 pm
Class size: 20 maximum / 4 minimum
Who: Adult Scouters and Scouts/Ventures age 14 and older.
Bring: Health form A and B. Gear List attached. Contacts: Jon Jonas, email@example.com 618-234-0311 George Ripplinger, firstname.lastname@example.org 618-698-3606