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High Adventure Leader Trek Training (HALTT)

Description

This 37-hour course prepares unit leaders for backpacking and wilderness camping trips. Topics include trek planning, equipment, food, health and safety, orienteering, and places to go. Leaders completing sessions I, II, and III-A receive a patch and numbered card.

Units planning to hike, backpack or snowcamp and earn High Adventure Awards must have a trained adult with a current card accompanying the trip. Leaders must renew HALTT card every four years by attending the One-Day HALTT Retraining Course.

HALTT Session I weeknight session covers:

  • Exposure/Protection from weather
  • Studies of Hyperthermia and Hypothermia
  • Discussions of HALTT, Water Trek, and Specialist training

HALTT Session II Saturday covers:

  • Prepartion, equipment, and leadership for High Adventure outings
  • Health, Safety, and Mountain Miseries
  • Food: planning, purchasing, packaging, and preparation
  • Trekking: peaks to deserts, awards, and permits
  • Trail: Finding, keeping, communications, customs, courtesies, and conservation

HALTT Session III-A weekend session covers:

  • Backpack hike
  • Orienteering
  • Discussions on boots, bears, packs, pack repair, stoves and trail building

Particulars

Fee: $6.00 -- Registration only at the class
Prerequisites: - Be at least 18 years of age
- Be registered with BSA (as an adult)
Contact: Val Leonard, HALTT Chairmun[sic]
(619)448-1165
Val448@cox.net

Schedule

NOTE: Sessions I and II are attended by both HALTT and Water Trek students. Session III-A is specific to HALTT.

SESSION I
Weeknight
SESSION II
Saturday
SESSION III-A
Saturday to Sunday
TIME: 6:30pm to 9:30pm 8:00am to 5:00pm 8:00am Saturday to
9:00am Sunday
LOCATION: Northminster Presbyterian Church
4324 Clairemont Mesa Blvd (map)
Mataguay Scout Reservation (map)
for backpack overnighter
2015
DATES:
17 Feb 2015
Tuesday
21 Feb 2015 28-Feb/1-Mar 2015
6 May 2015
Wednesday
9 May 2015 16-17 May 2015
16 Sep 2015
Wednesday
19 Sep 2015 26-27 Sep 2015
2016
DATES:
16 Feb 2016
Tuesday
20 Feb 2016 27-28 Feb 2016
11 May 2016
Wednesday
14 May 2016 21-22 May 2016
14 Sep 2016
Wednesday
17 Sep 2016 24-25 Sep 2016


 Last updated: 26 January 2015
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