Canadian Trails Award

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This Venturer award is for participation in adventurous outdoor activities that involve careful advance planning, the use of camping skills and an interest in historical investigation. It is granted to the members on the decision of the Venturer Advisor. In a group setting, members must participate in at least two (2) of the three (3) required activities. Requirements must be completed in any twelve (12) month period.

  1. Hike no less than 120 km on an historic or backwoods trail, taking a minimum of five (5) days to complete the trip. Camp en route carrying all camping equipment and rations. On the hike complete a conservation project such as trail or campsite improvement.
    • Cycle to and visit a point of historical interest at least 160 km round trip. Camp overnight on the trip and carry all camping equipment and rations on the bike. Return to base point by bike, OR
    • Canoe to and visit a point of historical interest at least 60 km round trip. Camp overnight on the trip and carry all camping equipment and rations on the bike. Return to base point by canoe.
  2. Complete a total of at least thirty-six (36) hours of hiking, snowshoeing, or skiing in winter snow conditions, camping overnight, and practising winter survival skills. All equipment and rations are to be carried or sledded (no snowmobiling).