Sierra South Award

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Sponsoring Council

Greater Los Angeles

Award Dimensions

3'' x 2½''

Summary

Backpack 5+ days on the following:


Trail must be entirely within the portion of the Sierras bounded on the north by an imagined east-west line just above Lake Thomas A. Edison and on the south by the southern boundary of Kern County. This is the area covered in Sierra South by Thomas Winnett, et al., an excellent resource for selecting and planning a trek.

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Detailed Requirements

SIERRA SOUTH 

1. Trail must be entirely within the portion of the Sierras bounded on the north by an imagined east-west line just above Lake Thomas A. Edison and on the south by the southern boundary of Kern County. This is the area covered in Sierra South by Thomas Winnett, et al., an excellent resource for selecting and planning a trek. 


2. Five days, four nights minimum duration; one layover day in addition is recommended. 


3. Backpack time of 25 or more scheduled hours. 


4. Award recipient to have earned two weekend or equivalent awards within 90 days prior to trek. 


5. Participating Scouts must be 12 or older; it is recommended that they be 13 or older. 


6. Secure LAAC-HAT approval of a High Adventure Application at least one month prior to departure. A copy of the Trail Profile/Trail Schedule, the menu, and all other relevant planning material must accompany it. 


7. Each participant must have had a medical examination using BSA Annual Health and Medical Record within a year prior to trek. It is strongly recommended that each be current as to a tetanus shot. 


8. One participating adult must have completed BSA-conducted Adult Leaders Backpack Training.