High Adventure Training Scouts
The H.A.T.S. (HIGH Adventure Training Scouts) program provides middle school and high school age girls and adults opportunities to learn and improve climbing and high adventure techniques and to develop leadership and teaching skills while serving other Girl Scouts.
Once trained, participants in the H.A.T.S. program sign up to work on days when high adventure activities are offered to troops. H.A.T.S. participants assist in set up of high adventure elements, assist in putting on harnesses and helmets for participants, teach ground school and assist in communication with girls participants in activities. H.A.T.S. participants also have the opportunity to climb or participate in the high adventure programming. These dedicated young volunteers will play a significant impact on the quality of the high adventure program. Although staff and adult volunteers always supervise the delivery of high adventure programs, having H.A.T.S. assisting means participants generally have reassurance from volunteers closer to their age and assistance when needed.
The H.A.T.S. program provides motivation for girls to continually strive for excellence in all aspects of their participation, including safety, teaching, leadership, and climbing skills and knowledge.
All H.A.T.S. volunteers must be at least 12 years old and in the 7th grade.
Benefits to Girl Scouts
High Adventure Program
- H.A.T.S. participants provide assistance to girls participating in high adventure programs.
- H.A.T.S. participants assist adult staff and volunteers in preparing high adventure activities and delivering program.
Troops and groups
- H.A.T.S. participants act as role models for younger Girl Scouts and peers.
- H.A.T.S. participants contribute significant volunteer hours in the service of others.
Outdoor Adventure Manager