Pack 317 Hiking Program
Since 2019, our Pack has created a robust hiking program, with hiking activities throughout the year! Scouts are rewarded for their participation on these hikes with a segment patch when they reach certain milestones. At 50 miles, Scouts are rewarded with their very own hiking staff, which they can continue to use throughout their future Scouting activities.
Please be aware that the hiking program is a local program that Pack 317 participates in; it is not an official BSA program.
The Brag Vest or Patch Blanket is available for purchase from our local Scout Shops. This is a perfect place to display your Scout's hiking achievements.
Leave No Trace
Know the plan before you go
Stay on marked trails
Keep you trash with you -- NO LITTERING
Leave What You Find
Be Kind To Other Visitors
Remember Compass Points
"Never Eat Soggy Waffles" -- North East South West
The Sun rises in the East and sets in the West
Hike on the right and pass on the left
Respect nature’s peacefulness
Stay with group -- never wander off
Watch out for cyclists
Don’t startle horses or service animals
If you get lost
Stay calm and in one spot
Blow your trail whistle
Save your flashlight for when people are near
Cub Scout Six Essentials
A big part of Cub Scouts involves introducing children to the fun and adventure of spending time outdoors. And if you’re going to spend time outdoors, you’re going to want the right gear. The following items should be packed into a small day pack that a Scout can carry (avoid drawstring bags, as these "cut" into a child's shoulders as they hike).
filled and large enough to last until it can be filled again
First Aid Kit
a few adhesive bandages will do
for emergency use only
trail mix or dried fruit make an easy and healthy snack
SPF30+ sunscreen and/or bug repellant
for emergency use only
Awarded after you attend your first hike!
Awarded after completing 5 total miles of hiking.
Awarded after completing 10 total miles of hiking.
Awarded after completing 20 total miles of hiking.
Awarded after completing 30 total miles of hiking.
Awarded after completing 40 total miles of hiking.
Awarded after completing 50 total miles of hiking.
Awarded after completing 60 total miles of hiking.
Awarded after completing 70 total miles of hiking.
Awarded after completing 80 total miles of hiking.
Awarded after completing 90 total miles of hiking.
Awarded after completing 100 total miles of hiking.