Western LA County Council High Adventure Team

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Silver Bear Paw

The Silver Bear Paw Trail is recommended for both the inexperienced and experienced group.

The basic trail meets the requirements of the following awards: Powderhorn , Cross Country Backpack , Backcountry Exploration , High Adventure Trail, Exploring Mountaineering, One Week Backpack, The Sierra South, and the 50 Miler Award. Please check specific requirements. REMEMBER - ONE TRIP, ONE AWARD.


  1. Meet all applicable General Requirements .
  2. Outing leader or another 21 year old adult going on trip must have completed the Basic Backpack Awareness Course.
  3. An approved Conservation Project of six (6) hours per participant is required. Participants must show evidence of completion.
  4. Make advanced reservations at the Council Service Center Camping Department. Pay fees. Failure to do so can disqualify the participants for the award.
  5. Recommended age is 11 years old or older. Each scout participant must demonstrate the following scout skills or have earned the following Merit Badges: Camping, Cooking, First Aid and Swimming. Adults and Venturers must have the equivalent knowledge. Outing leader to certify compliance.
  6. An itinerary must be reviewed prior to starting the trip by the Council High Adventure Team and one must be filed with the Camp Director at Camp Wolverton upon arrival.
  7. Trip must start and end at Camp Wolverton, Sequoia National Park. Minimum time on trail - 6 days and 5 nights, backpacking distance must be a minimum distance of 50 to 55 miles (25 hrs.), days and nights spent at Camp Wolverton do not count toward hike.
  8. Each participant, including. adults, must complete a minimum of three (3) conditioning overnight backpacking trips, including one at, or near, the altitude of the proposed trip, within three months prior to departing on the trip.
  9. The Specific Requirements shall supersede the General Requirements if there is an area of conflict.

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