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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 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 weekend session covers:

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

Particulars

Fee: $10.00 (effective February, 2017) -- Registration only at the class
Prerequisites: - Be at least 18 years of age
- Be registered with BSA (as an adult)
- Current BSA Medical Form
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 is specific to HALTT.

SESSION I
Weeknight
SESSION II
Saturday
SESSION III
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
2018
DATES:
20 Feb 2018
Tuesday
24 Feb 2018 3-4 Mar 2018
9 May 2018
Wednesday
12 May 2018 19-20 May 2018
19 Sep 2018
Wednesday
22 Sep 2018 29-30 Sep 2018
2019
DATES:
19 Feb 2019
Tuesday
23 Feb 2019 2-3 Mar 2019
8 May 2019
Wednesday
11 May 2019 18-19 May 2019
18 Sep 2019
Wednesday
21 Sep 2019 28-29 Sep 2019


 Last updated: 13 March 2018
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