Backpack Leader

Badge

Backpack Leader

The holder of this badge has been approved to lead backpacking trips for The Mountaineers.

DESCRIPTION OF SKILLS

The holder of this badge has demonstrated sound judgment, strong leadership skills, and technical proficiency in:

    • Group leadership
    • Use of topographical maps and compass
    • Mountain safety, including identification of hazards and actions to avoid injury
    • First Aid
    • Emergency preparedness (how to summon help should it be needed)

    WHAT DOES THIS BADGE ALLOW ME TO DO?

    This badge allows you to lead backpacking trips for us.

    HOW DO I GET THIS BADGE?

    To get this badge you must have attended a leader seminar, participated as a leader in a mentored hike/backpack and get approval from a branch's backpacking committee. Contact the relevant committee contact through your branch's roster for application information and requirements. 

    apply to become a backpack leader!