Western LA County Council High Adventure Team

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Historic Cycling Touring

BACKGROUND

The award was established to celebrate the heritage of the Mexican and Spanish people who long ago colonized and developed Southern California into a land of enchantment. Within most Council's boundaries are many historic sites which go unnoticed by the average Californian, and many of our young people are never made aware of the history of out area.

SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS

  1. Meet all applicable General Requirements.
  2. Cubs: 8 - 10 years old, Cycle between a minimum of three Historic sites in one day, visiting each one.
  3. Scouts:  (11-14 Years) Cycle between a minimum of four Historic sites in one day, visiting each one.
  4. Venturers and Older Scouts: (15 years and up) Cycle between a minimum of five Historic sites in one day, visiting each one.
  5. Scouters: Must meet the requirements of the program they participate in.
  6. Contact a High Adventure Approval Counselor from your Council's High Adventure Team Approval roster prior to doing the trip. After trip, have Approval Counselor approve award application.
  7. Tour group will have a motor vehicle for emergency use with them at all times.
  8. Bicycles must be currently licensed and pass inspection and be certified as safe (brakes, reflectors, tires, etc.) by a qualified cycling counselor (i. e. bike shop representative).
  9. Touring group must have at least one registered adult (21 years or older) and at least one adult with current First Aid Card with them at all times.
  10. Participants must be familiar with their State Vehicle Codes and the Orange County BSA Bike Aid Brochure and should be working towards, or have earned the Cycling Merit Badge. (Adults exempted on Merit Badge but is strongly recommended that they complete the H.A.T. Cycling Seminar.)
  11. Each group will write a report on their tour and submit it with their application to their H.A.T. Approval Counselor.
  12. It is recommended that unit present their report to the Unit meeting, or other Scout gathering.
  13. For safety, keep the size of group to eight (8) youths. Minimum two adults with each group at all times. One of the adults must be on a bicycle with the tour group.
  14. It is strongly recommended that one of the adults on the trip should have completed the latest High Adventure Team Cycling Seminar.
  15. The Specific Requirements shall supersede the General Requirements if there is an area of conflict.