On Saturday February 25, the Boy Scouts of America, Capital Area Council, in collaboration with the Bee Cave District (Austin, TX) is hosting a clinic, “Backpacking Lighter to Develop Character & Leadership in Scouting”. I highly recommend this clinic for those that want to put more enjoyment in their backcountry experiences. This is for both Scouts and Adults. Cost is $25 per person and includes lunch. This is an all-day clinic that will begin at 8:30 AM at the Frank Fickett Scout Center, 12500 IH 35 North. You can register at this link http://www.bsacac.org/event/backpack.
Please join us for an all-day clinic on how to develop character and leadership skills in Scouts and Scouters through backpacking lighter. Bring your own pack fully loaded and we will show you how to do a complete “Pack Makeover” that will help you reduce your pack weight down to 10-12 lbs. without compromising safety or comfort.
This clinic will go into details on the “Big Three”, sleep, shelter and pack systems. There will be awesome demonstrations on gear with tents, tarps, packs, cook systems, footwear, and food. There will be a whole section on making your own gear and how to pack lighter on a minimal budget. How to pack lighter for Philmont will be discussed in detail. Plus there will be an abundance of raffle items from many different manufactures in the lightweight backpacking industry drawn throughout the day.
This clinic will be delivered in the full context of BSA’s Guide to Safe Scouting. This clinic is designed for Scouters and older Scouts interested in high adventure, Scoutmasters, Assistant Scoutmasters, Outdoor/Activities Chairs and any others interested in how to put pure joy into trail life while building character and leadership skills in Scouts.
Philip Werner from SectionHiker.com, Grant Sible of Gossamer Gear, and Austin’s own Roy Kleinsasser will talk about how to pack lighter without spending a lot of money. Scoutmasters Sam Francis and Pat Rabun will be on hand to give their thoughts from a troop perspective as well as hiking lighter at Philmont. You do not want to miss this!
Again the link to register is http://www.bsacac.org/event/backpack. Hope to see you there.