Cub Scout Hiking

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Cub Scout Hiking Belt Loop & Pin resources include the Cub Scout Hiking Worksheet Adobe Acrobat PDF
with cross-references for related Cub Scout Tiger, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos requirements.
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Belt Loop and Pin
Hiking Sports Belt Loop
Hiking Sports Pin
(line drawing, actual pins are color)
Template:Cub Scout Academics and Sports introduction


Cub Scout Hiking requirements

Belt Loop Requirements

Complete these three requirements:

  1. Explain the hiking safety rules to your den leader or adult partner. Practice these rules while on a hike.
  2. Demonstrate proper hiking attire and equipment.
  3. Hike at least 30 minutes with your adult partner, family, or den.

Sports Pin Requirements

Earn the Hiking belt loop, and complete five of the following requirements:

  1. Make a chart and record at least five hours of hiking.
  2. Help plan a den, pack, or family hike.
  3. Earn Cub Scouting’s Leave No Trace Awareness Award.
  4. Earn the Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award.
  5. Learn seven trail signs and tell your den leader or adult partner what they are.
  6. 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 find.)
  7. Using pictures or photographs, identify three poisonous plants. (Examples are poison ivy, poison sumac, and poison oak; oleander, etc.). Watch for these plants while on a hike.
  8. 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.
  9. Explain to your den leader or adult partner what a compass is and show how to use one on a hike.
  10. Explain to your den leader or adult partner what a global positioning system is and demonstrate how to use one on a hike.
  11. 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.

The official source for the information shown in this article or section is:
Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program Guide, 2010 Edition (BSA Supply SKU #34299)

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Hiking Gear

Take these outdoor essentials with you on your outdoor adventure. The times below may help you avoid emergencies and can make pleasant hike even better.

  • rain gear
  • full water bottle
  • trail food
  • flashlight
  • fanny pack or backpack to carry your times
  • first aid kit - one per group
  • map and compass - one per group
  • watch - one per group to pace your travels and return home when you are expected

Fun Hikes for Different Purposes

  • City Hike. Identify different buildings an businesses and talk about their use. Notice the different detais of the building. Carfull follow saftey rules.
  • Color Hike. Make a list of colors to find when you go hiking. then look for objects of the colors on your list and note what you saw.
  • Historical Hike. Hike to a historical spot. Know the history before going on the hike.
  • Nature Hike. While hiking, identify and discus what you see in nature. Demonstrat how you show respect for nature.
  • Neighborhood Hike. Hike around your negihrohood and identify the homes, parks, schools, places of worship, and other areas of interest that are close to you home.
  • Stop-look-and-listen hike. Hike for a specific length of time or for a certain number of steps. Then stop and write down all that you see and hear. Make several stops.


Template:Cub Scout Academics and Sports notes

Requirement resources

Template:Cub Scout Academics and Sports Requirement resources

Belt Loop

1. Hiking Safety Rules

  • Always tell someone where you are going and when you will return.
  • Never hike alone or at night; always use the buddy system.
  • Dress properly for the weather and environment.
  • Wear sun and insect protection.
  • Take an extra pair of socks in case you need to change.
  • Obey traffic signs and signals.
  • Avoid hiking along roadways.
  • Stay on the trail.
  • Be alert to your surroundings.
  • Don't litter as you hike.
  • Be alert to dangerous animals, insects, and plants. Never touch a wild animal.
  • Take 1 pint of water for each hour you will be hiking. Never drink untreated water.

Sports Pin

Related awards

See also

Cub Scout Leader portal
Webelos Den Leader portal

External links

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