Arrange and carry out an expedition for yourself and at least 2 other
Scouts, of not less than 2 days and 1 night’s duration to a place you
are not familiar with. All equipment to be carried in backpacks and to include food. Each backpack to weigh not more than 35 lbs.
Plan a project, and submit it to the Examiner for approval. Carry it out alone or with another Scout to the Examiner’s satisfaction. The type of project should be a simple exploration, for example: mapping all trails in a local park.
Complete a journey with another Scout of 3 miles by compass only, different bearings to be used. A map may be used.
From a map select 3 areas of 8 miles where a good backpacking campsite should be possible. Give your reasons for these choices.
Make an article of hiking kit, such as a tent, sleeping bag, campfire blanket, backpack, or stuff sack.
Show knowledge of personal hygiene, the care of feet and footgear.
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