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High Adventure Training (HAT)

Welcome to the Golden Empire Council's

High Adventure Training Team

Celebrating over 25 years of service!


"Think ahead, travel light and leave your fears behind." - Erling Kagge, first person to take all 3 'poles' - North, South & Everest - alone!


The Mission of the Golden Empire Council's High Adventure Team is to provide awareness, disseminate information, and develop incentives that will ensure and enhance safe and enjoyable high adventure experiences within the Scouting Program, and to ensure and enhance the conservation and maintenance of our environment for the future.


The Objectives of the HAT training program are:

To provide the awareness of important issues and considerations that will give a strong sense of confidence to those adult and youth leaders who will plan and lead high adventure treks while ensuring safety and enjoyment.

To disseminate information to the Scouting Program about high adventure experiences, special programs, outfitters, instructional resources, developments in equipment and techniques, and about the policies of the Forest Service and Boy Scouts of America.

To work with the U.S. Forest Service and other similar organizations in developing and organizing ways in which to motivate and involve the Scouting Program in helping to maintain and conserve the natural environment and high adventure accesses into and through that environment.

To develop programs and incentives through special opportunities and awards that will motivate the members of the Scouting Program, both youth and adults, to challenge themselves to the experiences of adventure and the natural environment.

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email the HAT Chairperson at hat.chair at gec-bsa dot org for more information

(replace the  at  with @ and  dot  with . ; we're trying to avoid spammers!)



251 Commerce Circle
Sacramento, CA 95815

phone: (916) 929-1417

Hours of Operation:
8:30am - 5:00pm (M-F)
Closed Saturday & Sunday

River City Scout Shop

251 Commerce Circle
Sacramento, CA 95815

phone: (916) 649-1800

Hours of Operation:
9:00am - 5:00pm (Monday - Friday)

10:30am - 3:00pm (Saturday)
Closed Sunday

NorCal Scout Shop - Chico

3881 Benatar Way, Suite D
Chico, CA 95928

phone: (530) 809-0400

Hours of Operation:
11:00am - 6:00pm (W-F)
10:00am - 2:00pm (Saturday)
Closed Sunday, Monday & Tuesday

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