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== Outcomes ==
== Outcomes ==
Latest revision as of 11:46, 12 July 2019
Under the program revitalization effort of the Canadian Path, this article is no longer be applicable to the current program.
It remains here for reference purposes only.
For information on items replacing this topic, see Trail Skills.
Cubs develop basic hiking knowledge and skills and demonstrate appropriate conservation practices. 
To earn the Hiking Badge, complete the following requirements:
- Know how to take care of your feet for everyday walking, through washing, toenail clipping, wearing clean, dry socks and having proper fitting shoes.
- Know how to treat a blister on the foot, insect bites, hypothermia, overheating and discuss the importance of getting adequate rest while hiking.
- Discuss some safety rules for hiking, such as:
- (a) staying with the group and using a buddy system
- (b) keeping to designated trails
- (c) keeping the group together
- (d) having enough drinking water and food
- (e) carrying a first aid kit, whistle and spare clothes
- Describe what to do if lost.
- Know some rules for protecting nature when hiking.
- Go on four hikes of one to two hours long, some of which could be in a conservation area or park, around your camp, around your community, or at night.
- Prepare a nutritional trail mix to eat and share.
- 4: Camping Badge 4,Green Star A5, Trailcraft Badge 1e, Trailcraft Badge 2
- 5: Green Star A10
- 6: Green Star B1,Winter Cubbing Badge 5b
- Equipped to Survive: A Kid's Wilderness Survival Primer
- See Hiking Trails for some suggested hiking areas.
- Carleton Area Scouting - PACK PROGRAM: GREEN STAR: HIKING BADGE
- Carleton Area Scouting - PACK PROGRAM: GREEN STAR Hiking Badge - Deer Tracking
- Taken from MEASURING SUCCESS - THE SCOUTING WAY