This course prepares unit leaders in areas beyond the basic HALTT training:
desert backpacking, snow camping, technical rock climbing, cycle trekking,
equipment making, search and rescue, orienteering skills, and more.
Leaders completing all sessions receive a certificate and patch.
Three years are allowed for completion of Specialist courses after registration.
Specialist Training meets four weekends from 8:00am to 4:00pm, plus two weekend backpack trips.
Meetings are held at:
Boy Scout Headquarters (map)
1207 Upas Street, San Diego
and other locations.
||No prerequisites to START the course. But...
The following ARE required before completion:
Water Trek certification
Level 1 of the Trail Building course
||Wally Clack, Specialist Chairman
|Activity/Topic ||2016-2017 Course: ||2017-2018 Course: |
|Leadership and Desert Skills ||1-2 Oct 2016 ||7-8 Oct 2017 |
|Desert Backpack to Anza-Borrego ||15-16 Oct 2016 ||21-22 Oct 2017 |
|Equipment Making, Emergencies ||3-4 Dec 2016 ||2-3 Dec 2017 |
|Snow Skills and Trip Planning ||28-29 Jan 2017 ||27-28 Jan 2018 |
|3-Day Snow Backpack to San Jacinto ||18-20 Feb 2017 ||17-19 Feb 2018 |