This sport was added in November 2009.
Complete these three requirements:
- Explain the hiking safety rules to your den leader or adult partner.
Practice these rules while on a hike.
- Demonstrate proper hiking attire and equipment.
- Hike at least 30 minutes with your adult partner, family, or den.
Hiking belt loop, and
five of the following
- Make a chart and record at least five hours of hiking.
- Help plan a den, pack, or family hike.
- Earn Cub Scouting’s Leave No Trace Awareness Award.
- Earn the Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award.
- Learn seven trail signs and tell your den leader or adult partner what
- Be able to identify five different trees and five different birds on
your hike. (These can be of the same species if multiple species are hard to
- Using pictures or photographs, identify three poisonous plants.
(Examples are poison ivy, poison sumac, and poison oak; oleander,
poinsettia, etc.). Watch for these plants while on a hike.
- Take two different hikes for different purposes, for example, a nature
hike, neighborhood hike, historical hike, city hike, stop-look-and-listen
hike, and so on.
- Explain to your den leader or adult partner what a compass is and show
how to use one on a hike.
- Explain to your den leader or adult partner what a global positioning
system is and demonstrate how to use one on a hike.
- With visuals such as pictures or maps, report about one of your hikes to
your den. Tell about how you prepared for your hike, who went with you, and
what you saw.
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