Camelback Awards

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Sponsoring Council

San Diego - Imperial

Award Dimensions

Summary

Take a Backpack along any existing section of the California Riding & Hiking Trail in Southern California, in the Cuyamaca Rancho State Park, the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park or in the Cleveland National Forest.

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External Reference (where applicable)

Detailed Requirements

CAMELBACK 


All Unit Leaders should obtain a current copy of San Diego Trek Aid #103. "Camelback High Adventure Backpacking Award". This pamphlet contains, maps, suggested routes, history and other valuable information. 


Requirements

1. Take a Backpack along any existing section of the California Riding & Hiking Trail in Southern California, in the Cuyamaca Rancho State Park, the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park or in the Cleveland National Forest. The PCT within these areas can be used in conjunction with other trails, but not alone as PCT has it's own award. The backpack shall be: 


a. an overnight backpack of at least 15 miles or 7½ hours scheduled backpack time with the night's camp not closer then 2 hours scheduled backpack tome from the trailhead or pickup point. 


OR 


b. a backpack of at least 30 miles or 15 hours scheduled backpack time in not less than three consecutive days with no night's camp closer then 2 hours scheduled backpack tome from the trailhead or pickup point. 


2. Each person shall, as part of a group project, complete 1 hour of conservation work to improve trails, campsites, general area of Scout Camp. Such work may be completed on the backpack or within 1 month before or after the hike. Application for the award is not to be made until the conservation work is completed. 


3. Comply with the General Requirements. 


4. The Camelback High Adventure Awards are: 


a. For the first and third 15 mile backpack award the Los Angeles Area Council "Hike in a State Park or County Park", or “Hike in a National Forest” patch. 


b. Completion of the first thirty miles in any multiples of 15- Mile or 30-Mile backpacks: The 30-Mile Camelback Medal. 


c. Completion of sixty miles in any multiples of 15-Mile or 30- Mile backpacks: Camelback 60-Mile Patch


d. Stars may be worn on the ribbon of the 30 Mile Camelback Medal to indicate additional 15 and 30 mile backpacks (one star for each 15 miles).



CAMELBACK FOOTPRINTS 

15-Mile Footprints and 30-Mile Footprints may be worn only with the Camelback 60-Mile Patch. They are earned for each 15-Mile Backpack and 30-Mile Backpack taken after the Camelback 60-Mile Patch has been earned. 30-Mile footprint may not be exchanged or worn for two 15-Mile Footprints.