For 2013 Tahosa Trek - a stand alone option separate from EaglePoint. For troops not attending EaglePoint.
Tahosa Trek was created to provide an introduction to backpacking for those Scouts too young for Alpine Adventures or who do not yet feel ready for an extended backpacking trip. Tahosa Trek is comprised of classroom time and a three day, two night trip in the Roosevelt National Forest just off the Tahosa property. The Tahosa Trek program can be one of the options used while some of your Scouts are participating in the Resident Camp Program.
Over the three days, Scouts will learn about packing a backpack, clothing and footwear choices, as well as learn about pacing and choosing a campsite. Scouts will also learn about cooking over a backpacking stove and the principles of Leave No Trace. At the end of the program, trekkers will have the skills and confidence to tackle larger trips or return to the troop to teach those Tenderfoots and Second Class Scouts. Please see the gear list on Pack 16 of this leader's guide.
Treks are limited to 11 participants and must include a minimum of 1 adult. Scouts must be second year campers to participate in this program.