As an example, the outings to San Bernardino Peak, San Jacinto and San Gorgonio will all have Wilderness Permit limits of 12 persons per Group (we will hike with 8 Scouts and 4 Adults per Group per Tahquitz Peak outing last Sept). It is likely that we may have at least 2 Groups and possible 3 for each outing and, therefore, will need more trained adults.
Similarly, our 2009 outings were organized by Patrol, and Scouts were given the opportunity to begin assuming responsibilities for conducting the outings (Patrol Leader and other Positions, as well as training and expectations). For 2010, it is hoped that the Scouts who activity participated in 2009 will want to take on more proactive responsibility for planning as well as conducting our 2010 outings. Therefore, I encourage all those who are at least 13 and First Class to enroll and attend the attached High Adventure Jr. Leader Backpack training. Again, this is only offered once per year and has already been calendared on the Troop 54 Calendar. The date is March 27-28.