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High Adventure Leader Training

The High Adventure Team of the San Diego - Imperial Council offers various training opportunities. Follow the links for each course for detailed course descriptions, schedules, locations, and course fees.

Look-up my training status
Interactive search utility allows you to look up your certification status for HALTT and Water-Trek. Training is good for four years, after which a refresher class is required to stay "current".

High Adventure Leader Trek Training (HALTT)
Prepares unit leaders for backpacking trips, consisting of three sessions, the first two of which are shared with Water Trek Training. Training certification is required for units seeking High Adventure Awards. Details.

Water Trek Training
This course prepares unit leaders to operate on flat and moving water. It consists of three or more sessions, the first two of which are shared with HALTT. Training certification is required for units seeking High Adventure Awards for aquatic activities. Details.

HALTT Retraining
One-day single-session refresher course for unit leaders whose HALTT certification has expired. Details.

Water Trek Retraining
For unit leaders whose Water Trek certification has expired. Consists of attending the first two meetings of session III-B. Details are provided on the Water Trek Training page.

Specialist Training
Prepares unit leaders in various areas beyond the basic HALTT training. Multiple sessions covering different aspects of the High Adventure experience. Details.

Unit Backpack Training
"Learn by doing" opportunity for leaders and their units. Details.

Trail Building
Instruction in trail construction and maintenance, for Scouts and Leaders. (Trail work is required for many High Adventure Awards.) Details.

BSA Climbing Instructor
Help keep climbing/rappelling as part of your unit's activities by becoming certified as soon as possible as a BSA Climbing Instructor for your Unit, District, or Council. Details.
There are also guidelines for which climbing activities are appropriate for which age groups.
Print out a flyer (.PDF) to share with your leaders.

 Last updated: 29 January 2014
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