Paws On the Path
Complete Requirements 1-5. Requirements 6 and 7 are optional.
Show you are prepared to hike safely in any outdoor setting by putting together the Cub Scout Six Essentials to take along on your hike.
Tell what the buddy system is and why we always use it in Cub Scouting. Describe what you should do if you get separated from your group while hiking.
Choose the appropriate clothing to wear on your hike based on the expected weather.
Before hiking, recite the Outdoor Code and the Leave No Trace Principles for Kids with your leader. (This may be combined with Requirement 3 of The Call of the Wild Adventure.) After hiking, discuss how you showed respect for wildlife.
Go on a 1-mile hike with your den or family. Find two interesting things that you’ve never seen before and discuss with your den or family.
Name two birds, two insects, and/or two other animals that live in your area. Explain how you identified them.
Draw a map of an area near where you live using common map symbols. Show which direction is north on your map
On your next walk around the block, or when you take an “in-town” hike with your scouts, make sure to bring along a few trash bags.
While doing any outdoor activity with your Cub Scouts, each boy should have the following six essentials.
During our week long stay we were visited by two forest service rangers who, as we fed them dinner, enlightened us on how people who visit the area do not follow the leave no trace principles.