Event Information:
HIKE - 5mile/10mile/2nd Class
Saturday, April 6, 2019
Start Time:
9:45 AM
We also need older Scouts to help teach and to lead the group. Contact me at the email below if you are interested.

WHERE: Orland Grassland, 167th and LaGrange Road, meet in the parking lot (on 167th street look for the split rail fence on the south side of the street and sign marking the lot entrance)

WHEN: Saturday, April 6, 2019

If you are working on the Second Class rank advance or you are helping with teaching and signing off, please be there NO LATER THAN 9:45am.

If you are there for the hiking merit badge or to condition for summer camp, please be there NO LATER THAN 10:00am.

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For this hike, there are a number of options:

OPTION A: second-class requirement You will also learn how to use a compass and read the map.

OPTION B: 5-mile hiking MB requirement If you have not yet completed your first hike, select this option as based on the current merit badge requirements, hikes must be done in order.

OPTION C: 10-mile hiking MB requirement

OPTION D: conditioning

NOTE: Per the Hiking Merit Badge pamphlet, the required hikes for this badge may be used in fulfilling hiking requirements and for rank advancement. If you are choosing to do this, please indicate in the comments on the sign-up form.

Preparation for the 5- or 10-Mile Hike

It is VERY important that everyone be on time for the hike. You MUST Sign-Up on-line HERE BY FRIDAY, March 29th. We have a number of items that must be covered before we begin (including backpack inspection), so please be on time.

If you want to be signed off for a rank advancement requirement, you need to have your handbook. Be Prepared.
You will need to demonstrate your newly learned map and compass skills while on the hike. You don't get signed off just for showing up.
Be aware of your surroundings. You may be asked where we are on the map at any time!

We will hike as a group and take a short break at the end of the first 5-miles for sign out and book sign-off if you have completed the requirements for the hike. At the end of the 10-mile hike, we will gather for sign out and any remaining book sign-off. If you are hiking for the merit badge, there are both pre- and post-requirements for each hike so please be sure you review the pamphlet and/or worksheet ahead of time.

A copy of the map is on the T318 Hiking page (https://www.leaguelineup.com/miscinfo.asp?menuid=49&url=bstroop318). Please print a copy of the map before the hike on Sunday. You are responsible for bringing your own map and taking care of it.

What You Need

A GOOD ATTITUDE! Activity Uniform (Class B shirt). A Daypack with WATER, an orienteering COMPASS, a FIRST AID KIT, your BOY SCOUT HANDBOOK, RAINGEAR and appropriate clothing. You may also want to bring a SNACK/LUNCH. Proper fitting hiking boots (broken in) and hiking socks. Gym shoes are not recommended (unless your hiking boots are not broken in). We plan to hike on the 5-mile loop bike trail and the interior of the grassland. Dress appropriately for the weather.

Check emails the night before to see if the hike is cancelled.

IMPORTANT: Refer to the T318 Hiking Page for additional details on what you need, should consider having, and need to know here: http://my.llfiles.com/00096605/HIKING_What-You-Need-to-Know.pdf

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at the emails below.

Yours In Scouting,

Mrs. Yudt (alndj@live.com) and the Hiking Coordinators Team

Mr. Lubinski (a_lubinski@hotmail.com)
Mrs. Peterson (ejpeterson27@comcast.net)
Mr. Scoigletti (davescoigletti@gmail.com)