RATIONALE FOR ADVENTURE

This adventure will encourage the development of hiking skills in Scouts.

TAKEAWAYS FOR CUB SCOUTS

  • The Cub Scout Six Essentials: what they are and how to use them
  • How the buddy system works and why we use it
  • How to hike with Scouts
  • Improving Scouts’ knowledge of the world around them
  • A Scout is brave, clean. [Wolf Character Compass]

ADVENTURE REQUIREMENTS 

  1. Show you are prepared to hike safely by putting together the Cub Scout Six Essentials to take along on your hike.
  2. Tell what the buddy system is and why we always use it in Cub Scouts.
  3. Describe what you should do if you get separated from your group while hiking.
  4. Choose the appropriate clothing to wear on your hike based on the expected weather.
  5. Before hiking, recite the Outdoor Code and the Leave No Trace Principles for Kids with your leader. After hiking, discuss how you showed respect for wildlife.
  6. Go on a 1-mile hike with your den or family. Watch and record two interesting things that you’ve never seen before.
  7. Name two birds, two insects, and two other animals that live in your area. Explain how you identified them.
  8. Draw a map of an area near where you live using common map symbols. Show which direction is north on your map.

NOTES TO DEN LEADER

Meeting 3 will take place at an outdoor location for a hike. Confirm the outing plan with families, including transportation, all the necessary clothing, and any additional items they need to bring. Make sure a tour and activity plan has been submitted, if required, and activity consent forms are distributed, signed, and collected.

See the Appendix for optional den meeting activities, including openings, gatherings, and closings.

MeetingPlans

To get you started in delivering fun and engaging meetings, complete Den Meeting Plans are available here on the Learning Library for the Backyard Jungle and Games Tigers Play adventures. To obtain Den Meeting Plans for all other adventures, Den Leader Guides are available at your local Scout Shop, online at scoutstuff.org, or as an eBook through Amazon.

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