Eagle Scout Peak Award
Summit Eagle Scout Peak in the Sierra backcountry.
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Eagle Scout Peak
This award was developed and sponsored by Troop 1210 (Foothills Church), Rancho Santa Margarita, California. In 2006, five Orange County Council Eagle Scouts measured the most accurate to date elevation, latitude and longitude of Eagle Scout Peak in the backcountry of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park. The Eagle Scouts used a Trimble R8 GPS receiver, and the measurements will become the official U.S. Geodetic Survey reading. The data appears on the award. The 4 inch patch is a replica of the brass GPS Control Point medallion with stem that was forged and is on public display in the Superintendent’s Office of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park. The medallion was not set in rock on the summit to observe the “Leave No Trace Philosophy”. The 3 inch patch with button loop is designed for uniform wear. Successful completion of the requirements earns both patches. An article about this project was published in the June, 2007 issue of Point of Beginning, the most respected journal for the geodesy and surveying industry in the United States (www.pobonline.com Archive of Past Issues).
1. Climb and “summit” Class 2 Eagle Scout Peak in the Sequoia backcountry, as either an in-and-out trek from the Crescent Meadow Trailhead, or as part of the High Sierra Trail-Giant Forest to Mineral King (or Mineral King to Mt. Whitney) High Adventure Award from the Los Angeles Area Council.
1. Morey K, White M et. al.: Sierra South, Eighth Edition. Wilderness Press, Berkeley, CA, 2001. 2. Secor RJ: The High Sierra: Peaks, Passes and Trails, Third Edition. The Mountaineers, Seattle, WA, 2009.