Trek Aid 100, Introductory Issues
What is a High Adventure Award?
Quoting High Adventure in the Western Region of the B.S.A.:
"High Adventure is many things to many people. To a Cub Scout it is a
day hike along an Historic Trail, to a Scout on his first backpack it
is the trail and a primitive campsite in the backwoods. To an
experienced Explorer it may be an 8-day backpack in the High Country,
a difficult mountain climb or a white water river trip.
High Adventure is: "a challenging experience, an experience other
than a usual activity, an activity requiring special preparation and
training, an activity performed with knowledge and skills beyond
normal requirements, an activity that is not usually accomplished in
man-made structures..." For Scouts and Explorers it usually is at
least an overnight activity.
Then, a High Adventure Award is recognition that the wearer has met
the challenge of the wilderness and has accomplished an objective that
is both unique and difficult.
Scout's Honor System
Many Councils require a review and approval before an Award may be
obtained through the Trading Post. Except for a few specific Awards
with complicated requirements, the San Diego - Imperial council uses the
Scout's Honor system and permits the sale of High Adventure Awards on
the presentation of a properly filled out
High Adventure Award Form signed by both the adult leader and the
youth leader, certifying (a) they both have read and understand the
Award Requirements and (b) those named on the reverse side of the form
have fully and completely met all of the requirements.
Unit Leaders and Outing Leaders understand that it is neither fair
to their own youth nor fair to the thousands who have honestly
completed all of the requirements to give unearned awards to any
The High Adventure Award Form
The High Adventure Award Form was
designed to provide information needed by the High Adventure Team to
keep Awards current, to update the TREK
AIDS and to develop new Awards. They are also used to provide
specific information on the use of trails, camps, launching points,
open areas, etc. to land management agencies. They use this
information in recreational facilities planning, for developing new
trails, campsites, water points and for maintaining existing
This Information is used; please submit correct and
Follow this link for some tips
on filling out the form.
Red Cross First Aid Certification
Some long-term High Adventure Awards of other Councils (Example:
SIERRA NORTH and SIERRA SOUTH) require that at least_one adult leader
shall be a qualified First Aider - that is, must hold a valid American
Red Cross STANDARD FIRST AID AND PERSONAL SAFETY Card (American Red
Cross Certificates #1730 or #1734) or a more advanced Red Cross
Certificate. Licensed physicians meet these requirements.
Changes, Modifications and Waivers
The Trading Post is prohibited from changing, modifying or waiving
any part of these requirements. Note that the Trading Post is in no
way responsible for these award requirements. They were established
by the High Adventure Team. All complaints and recommendations
should be made directly to the Chairman of the High Adventure Team by
letter or by telephone. Complainants may also appear in person, by
invitation, at any scheduled meeting of the High Adventure Team.
Recommendations are welcomed by the High Adventure Team. If you
have any recommendations on the High Adventure Award Program, please
send them to:
Chairman, High Adventure Team
Or send email to Bob Niderost, email@example.com.
San Diego - Imperial Council B.S.A.
1207 Upas Street
San Diego, CA 92103