Snowman Award

(Western Los Angeles Council)



This Award was established to provide those units, groups and participants who get caught in an unscheduled snow storm while on a weekend or long term trip.

It is not for a unit that plans a winter trip and are expecting a scheduled snow storm to hit while on the trip.


  1. Meet all applicable General Requirements.

  2. Get caught in an unexpected surprise snow storm where a minimum of 4 inches of snow falls within a 24 hours period (4 inches must stick to the ground).

  3. Have a Ranger or other agency representative sign your BSA Tour Permit where applicable. Or show other type of documentation verifying the unexpected surprise snow storm.

  4. Award is available whether or not unit received any other award for the same trip.

  5. This award is retroactive to January 1986.

  6. The specific requirements shall supersede the General Requirements if there is an area of conflict.

  • This patch award is sponsored by the Western Los Angeles Council and may be obtained through the Southern Sierra High Adventure Team (HAT).


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