Hiking Merit Badge

Schedule:
Hour 3 (4:00-4:50 M-Th)

Location:
Scoutcraft

Prerequisites:

4. Take the five following hikes, each on a different day, and each of continuous miles. These hikes MUST be taken in the following order:

  • One 5-mile hike
  • Three 10-mile hikes
  • One 15-mile hike

You may stop for as many short rest periods as needed, as well as one meal, during each hike, but not for an extended period (example: overnight). Prepare a written hike plan before each hike and share it with your Scoutmaster or a designee. Include map routes, a clothing and equipment list, and a list of items for a trail lunch. *

5. Take a hike of 20 continuous miles in one day following a hike plan you have prepared. You may stop for as many short rest periods as needed, as well as one meal, but not for an extended period (example: overnight).

 

What to Bring:

Requirements:  Click Here

Notes: You may use the trail system up at camp to complete your hikes out side of class.  This badge is very popular for scouts getting ready to go to Philmont or other high adventure trips.

This badge is taught together with Backpacking.