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Snow Shoeing Award

NOTE: Due to the strenuous nature of this activity and the necessary physical requirements, this award is offered only to youths and adults who have been judged by a medical doctor to be in physical condition to participate.


1. Meet all applicable General Requirements.

2. Each applicant shall have one (1) weekend winter conditioning hike without snowshoes of not less than 1 miles round trip with an overnight campout in the snow. Not required if participant has earned the Nordic Training award.

3. Minimum snowshoe distance, 2.5 miles over a two day period, with an overnight campout in the snow.

4. Council Winter Backpack Awareness Course and the associated Snowshoe Seminar is required for at least one registered adult going on trip.

5. Minimum age shall be eleven (11) years or older and at the discretion of the adult leading the trip.

6. Check in and out with Ranger whenever and wherever possible.

7. Prepare a roster and itinerary for the trip. File with the Ranger if possible.

8. Location of trip shall be of the Unit's choice with the approval of a High Adventure Approval Counselor from your Council's High Adventure Team Approval roster, prior to going. Location may be anywhere that has a minimum of five (5) inches of snow over the entire trip.

9. A person can earn only two (2) of these awards during their scouting career.

10. After the trip, have HAT Approval Person (See Item 8) sign and approve the award application within a 10 day period.


Sponsored by the Golden Empire Council's High Adventure Team.


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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