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Mini-Peak Bagger Award

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Sponsoring Council

Greater Los Angeles

Award Dimensions

3'' x 3''


This award program is designed to introduce Units to backcountry peak climbing. Units can earn the awards in the Southern California mountain regions that are within easy reach for one-day outings. It is hoped that the Unit will see mini-peak climbing as an opportunity to supplement its weekend or short-term backpacking program. Approved peaks have elevations of between 5,000 to 10,000 feet and require minimal off-trail or cross country hiking. 

A maximum of three peaks may be climbed for credit on a single outing; however, only two may be climbed on a single day. All eligible peaks are located in Southern California. An award is earned when 8, 16, and 24 (cumulative) different peaks from the approved list are climbed, and the other specific requirements are met.

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Detailed Requirements


1. All outings that include a peak climb must satisfy all of the General Requirements listed in the Awards Requirements section of this Hike Aid. 

2. Climb eight different approved peaks, with a maximum of three per outing, and two per day. 

3. It is recommended that each Scout do two hours of work or study on an applicable merit badge or Scouting skill during each outing. 

4. Perform six hours of LAAC-HAT approved conservation work. Conservation hours applied to this award may not be used to earn any other outdoor award or for advancement in rank. It may be performed at any time, independent of the peak climbs. 

5. Pick up and pack out any trash from the trail or campsites along the way. 

6. Maintain and submit a roster for each participant which identifies the peak, date climbed, and Tour and Activity Plan number for the outing, and which notes the date, location, and Tour and Activity Plan number for the conservation work. 

Please refer to LAAC-HAT Hike Aid 16, "Peak Bagging", for additional information, a more complete discussion of these requirements, and a listing of the eligible peaks. The Mini-Peak Bagger Award Record is suggested for keeping track of individual participation and applying for an award.

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