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== Related awards ==
== Related awards ==
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lesson video links, and cross-references to related Merit Badges and Boy Scout Awards.
Hiking is a popular Merit Badge and an option for Eagle Scout. -
|The Hiking requirements were revised effective January 1, 2008.|
|Hiking merit badge|
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- Hiking merit badge is on the Eagle Scout required list (requirement 3.j.). It is one choice of a group of three merit badges on the list.
- All Scouts should consider starting Hiking merit badge immediately upon joining a Boy Scout troop for the following reasons:
- The first four requirements are relatively easy for most Scouts. Completing these allows you to work on requirements 5 and 6.
- The following is a direct quote from the requirements:
- In other words, if you go ahead and knock out the first four requirements early, you'll be able use later hikes to kill two birds with one stone.
- This is an Eagle required merit badge. It generally takes a long time to earn so the faster you get started, the earlier you'll get done.
1: First aid:
- Your handbook is your primary reference. See First Aid Skills for step-by-step instructions and lesson video links.
- See also: First Aid Merit Badge Pamphlet - First Aid Kit - Emergency Kit - Guide to Safe Scouting - Physcial
- Hiking Links: Leave No Trace - Essentials - Amer. Hiking Soc.: Safety - Food - Cold - Myths - Footwear -
- REI: Compass - Day Hike - Food - Hydration - Insects - Layering - Lightweight - Navigation - Rain - Socks - Sun - Hot/Cold
3. A blank conditioning plan is in the Hiking Worksheet.
4-5. Blank 10-mile Hike Plans are in the Hiking Worksheet.
6. A blank 20-mile Hike Plan is in the Hiking Worksheet.
7. A blank report is in the Hiking Worksheet.
- Outdoor Skills Awards
|General Merit Badge information
- Backpacker Magazine
- Hiking First Aid Tips
- Rails to Trails Converted railroad routes throughout the country.