Pack 625 Hiking Club

Hiking Club Guidelines


Pack Hikes and Den Hikes may be counted toward awards. 

Hikes must follow the Guide to Safe Scouting guidelines.

Let someone know your plans. Where are you going, when will you return? 

Use the buddy system. 

Adequate footwear is required. 

Scouts may not hike alone. 

Stay together. 

Pace – Hike at the pace of the slowest scout.


Tigers – Hikes require adult partner participation.

Wolf/Bear – Adults lead and sweep.

Webelos – Webelos (who have earned the 50 miler) may lead but adult must sweep.


Put your name on your hiking stick. 

Hiking stick will be taken away if used inappropriately. 

Den leaders track miles hiked.




Hiking stick (Scout stave) – 15 miles.

Beads – earn one bead for each additional 10 miles hiked.

50 miles – leather 50 miler award.

Eagle Feathers –

  • Blue and Gold Eagle Feather -  comes with stave.
  • Red Eagle Feather - Trade in 4 beads for a red eagle feather.



Scout Outdoor Essentials

  1. Pocketknife (Cubs must have Whittling Chip)
  2. First aid kit
  3. Extra clothing
  4. Rain gear
  5. Water bottle
  6. Flashlight
  7. Trail food
  8. Matches and fire starters
  9. Sun protection
  10. Map and compass


Other Essentials

  1. Whistle
  2. Blister treatment (moleskin)
  3. Insect repellent
  4. Sunglasses
  5. Toilet paper
  6. Extra socks/liners
  7. Head covering (for rain/warmth)
  8. Duct tape
  9. Water purification (extra water)
  10. Trash bag
  11. Space blanket (emergency shelter)


Safe Hiking on the Highway

  1. Hike with a buddy.
  2. Wear light/bright-colored clothing.
  3. Walk on the left-hand side (facing traffic).
  4. Use a flashlight.
  5. Stay on the sidewalk (if possible).
  6. Never hitchhike.


Safe Hiking on the Trail

  1. Hike with a buddy.
  2. Wear light/bright-colored clothing.
  3. Use bridges to cross streams (avoid wading if possible).
  4. Detour around areas that might be dangerous.