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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