Reader Bruce asked “Does anyone know where I can buy a pin for scouts who completed a 50 mile canoe trip? I would ideally like a paddle shaped pin with 50 Mile on the paddle.”
50 Miler Award
If you are out with a goal oriented group and you want them to take some time to explore, consider adding one or more additional hiking activities.
When I first looked at this badge, I didn’t realize that riding covers both horseback riding and bike riding, Hopefully your Boy Scout troop program includes one or both of those activities.
I don’t think anyone in our troop has come close to doing this much hiking, but we do have a group currently training for Philmont, so maybe they will make these goals.
We are coming up on some prime hiking season. In the spring the temperatures are mild and it isn’t buggy yet. So I am reviewing my favorite hiking book – 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles. Hopefully there is one available in your area.