Hiking

Cub Scout Buddy System Check

cub scout buddy systemKeeping our boys safe is the top priority of the Boy Scouts of America.  That’s why the Boy Scouts of America has developed the “Sweet Sixteen” of BSA safety procedures to help ensure that our boys are safe.    The Sweet Sixteen points apply to all Scouting activities–especially physical activities.  They are included in the 120 page Guide to Safe Scouting.

One of the most important points of the Sweet Sixteen is the buddy system.  When participating in an outdoor activity, boys should have a buddy.  They should know where that buddy is at all times, and they should never go anywhere without their buddyContinue reading

More Hiking Games

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More Hiking GamesAlthough we want our boys to simply enjoy nature, that often doesn’t happen without some type of entertainment–especially in today’s “there’s an app for that” society.

Hiking games are a great way to entertain your boys while getting (and keeping) them outside.

Recently, I gave you a list of hikes you can take with your Cub Scouts.  The list was too long for one article, so here’s more. Continue reading

Summer Family Fun Equals Cub Scout Achievement: Hiking Up A Trail

Hike with your Cub ScoutWhat is the first thing that pops into your mind when you hear the word “hike” or “hiking?”  Many of us may think of trekking through the woods as hiking, but the Merriam-Webster dictionary defines “hike” as a long walk especially for pleasure or exercise.

If we agree with Merriam-Webster, a hike can take place just about anywhere–around a lake, on short easy trails, at a local park or even in our own neighborhood.  Just remember that while it may be very easy to hike around our neighborhood, it probably won’t be very interesting. Continue reading