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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 -- No Preregistration Required
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
2014
DATES:
18 Feb 2014
Tuesday
22 Feb 2014 1-2 Mar 2014
7 May 2014
Wednesday
10 May 2014 17-18 May 2014
17 Sep 2014
Wednesday
20 Sep 2014 27-28 Sep 2014
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


 Last updated: 18 February 2014
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