High Adventure Training (HAT)

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For anyone who intends to take Scout units on outings that are more than a few miles from the trail head.

Emphasis is on safety, first aid, and program planning.

Must attend all four sessions.
Course consists of three classroom sessions and a weekend field experience. Must complete all 4 sessions.
3 Classroom Sessions
  • Monday, March 4, 2024
  • Monday, March 11, 2024
  • Monday, March 18, 2024

Palo Alto Service Center (Google map)

Field Session
  • March 22-24, 2022

Friday 6pm to Sunday 3pm 
Henry Coe State Park (Google map)

  • To teach outdoor safety
  • To foster wilderness citizenship
  • To promote high adventure
  • To share new ideas
  • Vital for leaders of wilderness trips one or more days from the trailhead – e.g. 50 miler, Philmont
  • Valuable for all Scouters participating in outdoor programs.
  • Youth leaders are welcome
  • A council-developed course designed to teach Scout leaders to safely lead outdoor adventures.
  • Taught by experienced Scout leaders and outside experts with specific expertise in their subjects
  • Hands on training, formal presentations, and exciting patrol field exercises to test your skills.
Subjects Taught
  • Trip Planning – Where to Go
  • Wilderness Medicine
  • Lightning Safety
  • Water Crossing
  • Mountain Weather
  • Maps, Compass, Navigation
  • GPS Use
  • Environmental Hazards
  • Outdoor Leadership
  • Bears! Cougars!
  • Food Planning & Nutrition
  • Stoves and Cooking
  • Water Purification
  • Emergency Management
  • Backpacking Equipment
  • Leave No Trace Camping
  • Reverence in the Outdoors

$130 per person

  • Includes course syllabus (online)
  • Includes snacks during 3 classroom sessions
  • Includes training badge