Cub Scout Hiking
with cross-references for related Cub Scout Tiger, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos requirements.
Belt Loop and Pin
Hiking Sports Belt Loop
The Cub Scout Hiking belt loop and pin are a part of the Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program. Tiger Cub, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos Scouts may earn this award in a Family, Den, Pack, school, or community setting. Tiger Cubs must be always accompanied by their Adult partner.
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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.
2. Hiking Gear — Take these outdoor essentials with you on your outdoor adventure. The itmes below may help you avoid emergencies and can make pleasant hike even better:
- rain gear
- full water bottle
- trail food
- 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
8. 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.
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