Activity: Service Oriented

Mt. Whitney Fish Hatchery Eagle Scout Project

Orange County

Bron Draganov Trail Building Honor Award

5'' x 2.5''

Complete a long term backpack trek in the Sierras and catch a golden trout by any legal means.

Scouting Spirit

Western Los Angeles County Council

Bron Draganov Trail Building Honor Award

3” x 4”

This is a very special award. To earn it, two (2) separate scout troops, one traditional and one handicapped, work together on an outdoor activity. Since members of both units will contribute, they will each earn the same award.

Jr. Trail Builder

Western Los Angeles County Council

Bron Draganov Trail Building Honor Award

3” x 3”

Complete a total of 18 hours of instruction and trail work any place, which is to include: Tool use, tool safety, brushing, tread maintenance, and simple rock work.


Anti-Litter

Los Padres Council

Bron Draganov Trail Building Honor Award

3"

This is an individual award offered to a boy who can demonstrate to the satisfaction of his Scoutmaster and to the High Adventure Team of Mission Council that he has satisfactorily lived up to the Outdoor Code and met the requirements of this award for a period of at least twelve (12) months.

Pacific Crest Trail Trailbuilding

San Diego - Imperial

Bron Draganov Trail Building Honor Award

3'' x 3''

Complete 6 hours of actual trail construction, repair or maintenance in 1 or more days on the PCT or its feeders.

Master Trailbuilder

Greater Los Angeles

Bron Draganov Trail Building Honor Award

1'' x 1½''

This award is presented to Scouters by the Forest/Trail Conservation Committee for continued service to the conservation programs of the USFS and the LAAC-HAT. It is not a matter of meeting a set of requirements, but of dedication to conservation. Jim Spencer was the initial recipient of this award, having set the standard for all of us

Silver Moccasins Medal

Greater Los Angeles

Bron Draganov Trail Building Honor Award

1'' x 1''

This award challenges the backpacker to help construct and maintain the trails on which he/she hikes. It is a unique privilege to hang these Silver Moccasins, when attached to a leather thong, from the right pocket button of the Scout shirt.

Forest Saver Award

Greater Los Angeles

Bron Draganov Trail Building Honor Award

5'' x 5''

This award program recognizes individual participation in forestry and associated construction and maintenance projects. This participation can be as part of a Unit service project or an Eagle project. 


There are three categories of projects There are three categories of projects: 


Campsite: campground or trail camp development, improvement, maintenance, and rehabilitation 


Wildlife: habitat restoration, browse-way improvement, construction and maintenance of feeders and waterers, etc. 


Forestry: plantation clearing, tree planting, tree thinning and pruning, etc..

HAT Outstanding Service Award

Orange County

Bron Draganov Trail Building Honor Award

4'' x 3''

This award recognizes outstanding contributions made to the High Adventure Program by Scouts, Scouters or other supporters.

Hiking Activity Award

Inland Empire

Bron Draganov Trail Building Honor Award

2'' x 2'' patches

These awards were developed to encourage beginning hiking activities with advancement. They promote hiking and environmental awareness. The hikes can be completed within a day or over a weekend.

Hiker of Character

Western Los Angeles County Council

Bron Draganov Trail Building Honor Award

3” x 4”

Leo Ferns Jr. was instrumental and influential in starting the High Adventure Team in the Western Los Angeles County Council and has stayed active in Scouting and High Adventure for over 40 years. He has taken countless Scouts backpacking and taught them to appreciate and protect nature. This award is to honor him.


The purpose of the Leo Ferns Jr. Hiker of Character Award is to have Scouts 1) Learn an appreciation of nature through conservation. 2) Learn and use Spiritual guidance in their lives and 3) Meet the challenge of a long term High Adventure trip and then an additional challenge of their choosing within the requirements.

Ranger Jim Award

Western Los Angeles County Council

Bron Draganov Trail Building Honor Award

3” x 4”

A conservation award established by Troop 317 of Canoga Park, CA. to honor the Rangers of Angeles National Forest for their hard work and dedication to nature and the environment, and for their strong support of the Boy Scouts of America Trail Boss Programs.

Council Camp Conservation

Western Los Angeles County Council

Bron Draganov Trail Building Honor Award

3” x 4”

The Award was developed in cooperation with Malibu Lodge, Order of the Arrow to recognize those individuals who have donated their time and effort to better our Council Camps. The Award has 25, 50, 75, and 100 hour segments to indicate hours of service the individual has performed at the Council Camps/Reservations.

Trail Angels Award

Orange County

Bron Draganov Trail Building Honor Award

4'' diameter

Recognize scouts and scouters who aid hikers or backpackers with food, supplies, or general support over the course of a multi-day hike.


The award is specifically modeled after "Trail Angels" who aid long distance thru hikers on the Pacific Crest Trail, Appalachian Trail, Continental Divide Trail, etc, with water, food, and supplies.


Additionally, the award is intended to recognize scouts and scouters who play an active role in providing logistical aid in support of a multi-day activity (e.g.: performing water drops for a desert backpacking trek, etc).


Lyle N. Whited Hiking Award

Greater Los Angeles

Bron Draganov Trail Building Honor Award

4'' x 3''

In September 1990, the Parents’ Committee of Troop 211, Torrance, CA, decided to create a special award to recognize the diverse, year-round High Adventure program that the Troop had experienced over the prior 20-plus years. As Lyle Whited had served as Assistant Scoutmaster/Hikemaster for over half that period, it also decided to put his name on it. For a number of years, this award was only offered to members of that Unit and of the local District. The LAAC-HAT is now making it available to anyone who has met its requirements.

Jim Spencer Conservation Award

Greater Los Angeles

Bron Draganov Trail Building Honor Award

22'' x 2''

This is a unit award, granted when members of the Unit perform 1000, 2000, and 5000 cumulative hours of on-site work on USDA-Forest Service approved conservation projects.

Trailsaver Awards

Greater Los Angeles

Bron Draganov Trail Building Honor Award

3'' x 3''

These awards were developed by the LAAC, in concert with the USDA-FS, to promote Unit participation in forest and trail conservation and construction projects. The initial award program, TrailSaver, was adopted in 1982 as a special activity to be offered for two years. It proved so successful that it was made permanent and has led to the adoption of a second award program, ForestSaver. All conservation work must have the prior approval as to what, where, when, and how from the proper USDA-Forest Service representative, or administrator for a location other than a National Forest. All work must be done under the direction of a person, typically a Trail Boss, assigned by that representative. 


Awards in these programs are earned when the participant performs 6,12,18, 24, and 30 hours of LAAC-HAT approved conservation work. Unit Leadership must also satisfy these General Requirements for the outing

Backcountry Leadership Award

Orange County

Bron Draganov Trail Building Honor Award

4'' x 6''

The purpose of this award is to recognize older scouts who serve in a leadership capacity to younger scouts during a long-term High Adventure backpack (minimum 6 days and 5 nights).

Bron Draganov Trailbuilding Honor Award

Orange County

Bron Draganov Trail Building Honor Award

3'' Diameter

  1. Earn all five Trail Saver (30 hours total) and all five Forest Saver (30 hours total) High Adventure Awards of the Los Angeles Area Council or...

  2. Complete 30 hours of trailbuilding beyond the 30 hours for the Trail Saver Medal or...

  3. Complete an Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project with Trail Boss Bron Draganov as your primary mentor and adviser.

Horn of Plenty

Western Los Angeles County Council

Bron Draganov Trail Building Honor Award

5½“ x 3”

This award was developed for the youth in scouting to learn how important it is to help others and to know there are hungry people in their own community who need help.

National Resource Trail

Western Los Angeles County Council

Bron Draganov Trail Building Honor Award

3” x 4”

Complete a minimum of thirty (30) hours of conservation work on any public 

lands (Lands under any government agency control). Hours may be accumulated over periods of time.


Leave No Trace Award

Verdugo Hills Council

Bron Draganov Trail Building Honor Award

4” Dia W/Segments

The purpose of this HAT Award is to assist Leaders in developing and fostering the principles of "Leave No Trace" in their Outdoor program. There are seven segments in the award and a center patch designed to create a deeper understanding of each of the seven Leave No Trace principles and to encourage Leaders to apply these principles to activities in the Outdoors. This award may be earned by Cub Scouts, Den Chiefs, Boy Scouts, Venturers, Brownies, Girls Scouts and appropriate Adult Leaders.



Four Peaks Medal

Orange County

Bron Draganov Trail Building Honor Award

Summit the four highest peaks in Southern California, earning the BSA High Adventure Awards for each.  The peaks include Mt. San Gorgonio (11,503'), Mt. San Bernardino (10,840'), Mt. San Jacinto (10,833'), and Mt. San Antonio (10,069').

Jim Hawkins Mountaineering Medal

Greater Los Angeles

Bron Draganov Trail Building Honor Award

This award was developed by Troop/Crew 1210 of Rancho Santa Margarita, CA and honors Jim Hawkins, Chair of the LAAC High Adventure Team for over 30 years. The upper portion of the medal depicts Dusy Basin in King’s Canyon National Park and three creatures that inhabit the Sierra High Route: Yellow-bellied Marmot, Clark’s Nutcracker and Golden Trout. The lower portion shows the face of Mt. Whitney.

Trail Boss Service Pin

Greater Los Angeles

Bron Draganov Trail Building Honor Award

½'' x 1''

This award is given to Scouters by the Forest/Trail Conservation Committee of the LAACHAT. It is earned when the Scouter accomplishes the following tasks.

Forest Saver Medal

Greater Los Angeles

Bron Draganov Trail Building Honor Award

1½'' x 3''

This award program recognizes individual participation in forestry and associated construction and maintenance projects. This participation can be as part of a Unit service project or an Eagle project. There are three categories of projects 


There are three categories of projects: 

Campsite: campground or trail camp development, improvement, maintenance, and rehabilitation 


Wildlife: habitat restoration, browse-way improvement, construction and maintenance of feeders and waterers, etc. 


Forestry: plantation clearing, tree planting, tree thinning and pruning, etc..

Marine Protected Area Service Project

Orange County

Bron Draganov Trail Building Honor Award

4'' x 3''

Perform a service project in or for one of California's Marine Protected Areas.

Christmas Conservation Corps

Orange County

Bron Draganov Trail Building Honor Award

4½“ Diameter

Participate in a “substantial” trail building or conservation project over Christmas Break (or in the month of December), of at least 6 hours work. The definition of ‘substantial” is left to the judgment of the unit leadership, but should be something more than trash pick-up.