Hiking is one of the new additions to the Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program. I really like this added incentive to get our Cub Scouts outdoors.
For our next Webelos den meeting, our den is going to visit a local nature center and work on a few of the Naturalist and Forester activity badge requirements. I am planning on doing most of this on a hike along the trails, so I think I’ll suggest they do the requirements for the Hiking belt loop at the same time.
I’m hoping that this eventually gets added to the list of individual sports for the Webelos Sportsman activity badge. This is an attainable belt loop for most Cub Scouts and it doesn’t require any special equipment like some of the other belt loops.
Hiking Belt Loop
- 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.