Training for 5 Mile Hike with Map and Compass

Start Date: Sunday Oct 17, 2pm
End Date: Sunday Oct 17, 3pm
Meeting Point for Drop-off and Pickup: Sunshine Park
Forms Needed: Troop 693 Permission Slip
Coordinator: Mr. Domae
Cost: $00 per scout
Things to bring: Compass, Water, Wide Brimmed Hat, Sunblock, Whistle, small Backpack, Boy Scout Handbook.

Be Prepared

You must read Page 354,360-364 of the Handbook.

This is training required so that you can do the 5mile hike (backpack trip) the following week and fulfill your requirements. You will need to "Using a compass and a map together, take a five-mile hike (or 10 miles by bike) approved by your adult leader and your parent or guardian.".

Well, this requirement is all about knowing where you are on the map and being able to verify where you are. So, you will need to identify the trail, and know your elevation at your stops, and be able to confirm your position on the map.


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