Atlanta Area Council  
Backcountry Outdoor Leader Skills Training

Backcountry Outdoor Leader Skills Training
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1800 Circle 75 Parkway SE
Atlanta, GA 30339, US
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Backcountry Outdoor Leader Skills Training

August 29 - Volunteer Service Center AND

September 11-13 or October 2-4  - Cohutta Wilderness

The Atlanta Area Council Backcountry Outdoor Leader Skills training places an emphasis on how to conduct backpacking campouts following patrol or "crew" methods.  This is excellent training for adult advisors preparing crews for Philmont, conducting other high adventure treks, or just taking Scouts out into the wilderness.  If you have been to Philmont before then you understand the importance of everyone "being prepared".  The most successful crews are those with trained leaders.  Feedbacks from this year’s Philmont Rangers are that crews trained in course are some of the best they have ever seen.  

In order for to prepare your own crews for 2015, you need to start immediately.  From our previous training session we determined this training needs to be conducted in the Fall prior to going to Philmont so that Advisors can prepare their own crews in the Spring.  The training is comprehensive and is designed for those who have never been to those with several treks under their belts.  The more advisors trained the easier it will be to develop high performing teams.  Don't delay - register today!

In depth training covering:

  • Team building.
  • Crew gear and personal gear.
  • Crew positions and job duties.
  • How to set up and tear down camp.
  • Trail etiquette
  • Become skilled in Leave No Trace principles.
  • Physical conditioning.
  • Bear-muda Triangles
  • Plan and cook one-pot meals for entire patrols.
  • Trail health and safety
  • Advisor tips and hints
  • Prep hike planning
  • Selecting a Trek #

This training will consist of 1 Saturday classroom session at the AAC Volunteer Service Center Saturday, August 29, 2015 from 8:00am to 4:00pm and one weekend campout September 11-13, 2015 or October 2-4, 2015. The cost per participant is $50.00.

Register soon, class size is limited to 20 participants.  

For an informational flyer, click here!

$50.00 per Participant


1800 Circle 75 Parkway SE
Atlanta, GA 30339

phone: 770.989.8820

Hours of Operation:
8:30am - 6:00pm (M-F) 
9:00am - 1:00pm (Sat.)
Closed (Sun.)


1800 Circle 75 Parkway SE
Atlanta, GA 30339

phone: 770.988.9912

Hours of Operation:
9:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M. (M-F) 
9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. (Sat.)
Closed (Sun.)