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Specialist Training

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.

Particulars

Fee: $25.00
Prerequisites: No prerequisites to START the course. But...
The following ARE required before completion:
  • HALTT certification
  • Water Trek certification
  • Level 1 of the Trail Building course
  • Contact: Rich McGuire, Specialist Chairman
    rich(at)scoutmasterguide(dot)com

    Schedule

    Activity/Topic 2017-2018 Course: 2018-2019 Course:
    Leadership and Desert Skills 7-8 Oct 2017 6-7 Oct 2018
    Desert Backpack to Anza-Borrego 21-22 Oct 2017 20-21 Oct 2018
    Equipment Making, Emergencies 2-3 Dec 2017 1-2 Dec 2018
    Snow Skills and Trip Planning 20-21 Jan 2018 19-20 Jan 2019
    3-Day Snow Backpack to San Jacinto 17-19 Feb 2018 16-18 Feb 2019

     Last updated: 30 August 2017
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