2016 HAT AWARENESS COURSES
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The High Adventure Team’s goal is to give adult Cub Scout, Boy Scout and Venturer Leaders knowledge and training that will help them plan and lead their units on fun, safe, and rewarding outings. These HAT Awareness courses cover subjects that are not found in any other Scouter training available from our Council.
The Outing Awareness Course is an introductory course covering outing leadership for all Scouting age levels. It is a one day seminar that is recommended for all registered Scouter's, or Scouts who are at least 14 years of age and accompanied by an adult leader. The Basic Backpack Awareness Course consists of a one-day seminar and a weekend overnight backpack. It is open to those who have completed the Outing Awareness Course. For these courses, you will need a compass suitable for use with a map. A Silva type is recommended. After completing Basic Backpacking, you may further your knowledge with Winter Awareness, a one-day seminar and an overnight including skiing and/or snow shoeing into a snow camp. Desert Backpack Awareness is a weekend of camping and seminar in a desert experience. Astronomy Awareness (Night Sky) is a Seminar for all. (Done at Desert) Water Trek Leader Awareness Course includes a seminar and hands-on canoeing activity. The Advanced Backpacking course is available for those that wish to further their outdoor leadership skills.
Lost Scouts’ Own Equipment Care
Hypothermia/Hyperthermia Conservation Map, Compass, and Orienteering
Food Planning/Preparation Photography Awards
Emergency Weather Natural Disasters/Evacuation Trail Boss Program
Leadership Trail Customs & Courtesies
Leave No Trace Personal/Group Equipment
Health and Safety Wilderness Aid
Orienteering Merit badge is a fun way for youth to earn the Orienteering Merit Badge. It is a Seminar for troop adults
High Adventure First Aid focuses on emergencies beyond 911, and includes Red Cross Emergency Response, When Help is Delayed and CPR for the Professional Rescuer Certifications. Course fees include all handouts and demonstration materials. Participants must provide their own personal equipment. For the one-day indoor sessions, participants should bring their own lunch or plan to eat at local establishments.
Wilderness and Remote First Aid is a ARC 16 hour First Aid Course for persons who participate in activities that take them beyond the scope of traditional urban emergency medical services. Also when help is delayed in any situation and mass casualty incidents. (Does not include CPR)
Check-in at indoor session begins at 7:30 am. Courses begin at 8:00 am, and finish by 5:30 pm. (First Aid class times vary, see course flyers.) Watch for detailed flyers and sign up at the Council Service Center. Please sign up early. Classes will be cancelled if the minimum number of persons have not registered by five days before the class date.
Schedule of Courses
Outing Awareness Sat January 21, 2017
Basic Backpacking Sat. March 18, 2017 indoor
Sat & Sunday April 1 & 2, 2017 outdoor
Sat & Sun rescheduling, 2017 outdoor-includes Snowshoe & X country
Desert Sat & Sun May 20 & 21, 2017
Astronomy Sat May 20, 2017
Water Trek/Canoeing Fri June 2, 2017 indoor
Sat June 3, 2017 outdoor
Trail Boss Sat January 7 or Sun Jan 8, 2017
Sat March 4 or Sun March 5, 2017
Sat April 22 or Sun April 23, 2017
Sat May 6 or Sun May 7, 2017
Leave No Trace & Tread Fri night, Sat & Sun May 19, 20 & 21, 2017
Advanced Backpacking Not scheduled - see flyer
Orienteering Sat & Sun September 23 & 24, 2017
Wilderness and Remote First Aid
High Adventure First Aid Sat October 14 thru November 18, 2017
CPR Certification Sat October 28, 2017
Bear Aware Provided by another council HAT
Rock climbing / Repelling Instructor
5 Wednesdays, Plus 3 day weekend to be arranged.