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Backpacking Training Certification PT 1 3/28 & PT 2 4/20

April 20 @ 8:00 am - April 21 @ 3:00 pm PDT

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One event on April 20, 2024 at 8:00 am



If you are yearning for an adventurous camping trip in the great outdoors this class is for you!  This class will prepare you to lead girls on a backpacking experience of a lifetime.  Learn the skills you will need to guide girls to plan, pack proper gear, cook, shop, and prepare for their overnight backpacking trip. A non-refundable $100 fee covers the cost of food and course materials.

Pre-requisite: Troop Camping Certification or Camp Out Course

Limit 6 adults

Cost: $100  Includes site fee, food for the weekend trip, any training materials

*Please Note: Participants MUST attend BOTH Part 1 & 2 to certify for council backpacking. This course is required for at least one adult who will be involved in the planning process and attending the trip.

Backpack training: This is the Spring backpack training

Part 1 Planning and Preparation Meeting

March 28, 2024  6:00PM-9:00PM -This is an in town meeting to review logistics and safety. It will be held in Walnut Creek (address to be sent 1 week before meeting date), and is required to complete the backpack training. Persons able to attend the weekend overnight on 4/20 but not the pt 1 planning meeting on 3/28 can contact the trainer to make other arrangements if possible. This segment must be completed before the weekend trip

Pt 2 Overnight Trip

Saturday, April 20th at 8:00AM and will end Sunday, the 21st in the afternoon. This is a backpack trip with a short hike with full backpack, set up camp, sleep outdoors. It will likely be held along with an intermediate outing which includes some already experienced adults and girls (East Bay BIG)

To register to join in on the backpacking fun register here https://gsnorcal.doubleknot.com/event/backpacking-training-certification-pt-1-328-pt-2-420/3033318

Questions? Contact Senior Adult Learning Manager -Outdoors Julee Melhus jmelhus@gsnorcal.org


April 20 @ 8:00 am PDT
April 21 @ 3:00 pm PDT
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