This course prepares unit leaders in areas beyond the basic HALTT training:
desert backpacking, snow camping,
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
||Rich McGuire, Specialist Chairman
|Activity/Topic ||2018-2019 Course: ||2019-2020 Course: ||2020-2021 Course: |
|Leadership and Desert Skills ||6-7 Oct 2018 ||5-6 Oct 2019 ||3-4 Oct 2020 |
|Desert Backpack to Anza-Borrego ||20-21 Oct 2018 ||19-20 Oct 2019 ||17-18 Oct 2020 |
|Equipment Making, Emergencies ||1-2 Dec 2018 ||7-8 Dec 2019 ||5-6 Dec 2020 |
|Snow Skills and Trip Planning ||19-20 Jan 2019 ||18-19 Jan 2020 ||16-17 Jan 2021 |
|3-Day Snow Backpack to San Jacinto ||16-18 Feb 2019 ||15-17 Feb 2020 ||13-15 Feb 2021 |