Resources and Related Achievements
Find helps for these hiking requirements below.
This backpacking program feature will help your youth leaders plan a month’s worth of meetings and an weekend adventure, all with a backpacking theme. The program feature includes activities and skill instruction for various levels of knowledge. This will help encourage your less experienced Scouts while keeping older Scouts engaged.
These guidelines are appropriate for a front country area. For backcountry hiking, where first aid is not readily available, you will need to take further precautions.
Scouts need to know what to do if they are accidentally separated from the larger group on a hiking adventure. The STOP acronym will help them remember.
Working on the Tenderfoot hiking requirements will prepare Scouts to earn the hiking merit badge as they progress along the Scouting trail.
Trek Safely training is recommended for all leaders who will be taking youth on hiking adventures. It is available in the BSA’s online course catalog.