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]
- Show you are prepared to hike safely 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 Scouts.
- 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. After hiking, discuss how you showed respect for wildlife.
- Go on a 1-mile hike with your den or family. Watch and record two interesting things that you’ve never seen before.
- Name two birds, two insects, and 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.