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Hiker (Baden Powell Service Association Troop)

  • 1

    Demonstrate methods of packing and carrying a complete hiking kit for a 24-hour hike, it is not to weight more than 35 lbs., including the food. Be prepared to justify your choice of gear.

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  • 2

    Take part in 3 hikes, during each of which gear is carried and you sleep out, distance of 2 hikes to be at least 10 miles each. The distance for the third hike to be not less that 30 miles, with 2 nights camping out. Detailed logs of very high standard to be handed in after each hike.

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  • 3

    Select a route for a 15 mile hike from a 1;50000 topographical map, not necessarily of your own area. Give your reasons for choice of route

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  • 4

    From a map select 3 areas of 8 mile square approximately, where a good hike camp should be possible, give reasons for your choice of areas.

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  • 5

    Make an article of hiking gear, such as tent, sleeping bag, campfire blanket, rucksack, or stuff sack.

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  • 6

    Show knowledge of personal hygiene and care of the feet and footgear.

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  • 7

    Explain the precautions you should take while hiking in known bear country.

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