Light Weight Backpacking Class

Light Weight Backpacking Class
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Last Day To Register
8/11/2017 4:00 PM
4031 Technology Drive
Modesto, CA 95356, US
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  LightWeight Backpack Awareness  

Saturday, August 12, 9am - 1pm

  • Who: Adult leaders, youth (13 years old and 1st class). Scouts must be accompanied by a specified adult leader at a ratio of 1 adult for every 3 youth.

  • Cost: $20.00 ($25.00 after Saturday, July 29th, 2017) Includes: Snacks and lunch.

  • Bring: Notebook, pen, UNIFORM; eating and drinking utensils. You can bring your pack if you want to compare, evaluate, and weigh your equipment.

  • Payment: Payment can be made online at the time of registration or to avoid the convenience fee you may walk, mail or call in your payment to the Council Office: 4301 Technology Drive; Modesto, CA 95356 | (209)545-6320 

This course will add to the Council Basic Backpacking class. The objective is to show you how to lighten your pack yet still be safe and comfortable. We will explore the tradeoffs between traditional and lightweight backpacking while still maintaining the practice of Leave No Trace (LNT). We will share ideas, tips and tricks, and the pro and cons of moving towards a lighter pack weight while still maintaining back-country competency and proficiency on treks, both short and long term. The training is designed for all registered Scouters (Adult Leaders) and Senior Scouts (13 years and 1st class). This is an intensive half day indoor, workshop covering a wide range of topics for lightweight backpacking. The objective of this portion is for the student to see how they can work towards a lighter pack weight yet maintain their comfort, enjoyment, and safety.


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$20.00 per Adult
$20.00 per Youth
Late fee
After 7/29/2017 a fee of $5.00 will apply to all Adult Registrants.
After 7/29/2017 a fee of $5.00 will apply to all Youth Registrants.
Cancellation Policy
All fees are non-refundable but may be either transferred to another registrant or transferred to a future training event (to be used within the 12 months following this event). Please direct all questions/concerns to the Council (209)545-6320.