Pack Activity: Hiking…

June 8, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am America/Denver Timezone

Let’s go hiking! We have multiple levels of hikes available and we’ll be working on the hiking requirements for each Cub Scout rank (please review hiking requirement beforehand and bring appropriate equipment).

CARPOOL: If you’d like to carpool, meet at St. Chad’s (7171 Tennyson) at 7:30 am to save on parking spaces and the day use fee, $3. Otherwise meet at the La Luz trail head at 8 am and bring $3 for the day use fee.

Bring your six essentials and be able to carry them on your hike: Water, Trail Food, Flashlight, Hiking First aid kit, Sun Protection, Whistle.

We’ll also be going over the Outdoor Code, Leave No Trace, and Buddy System before the hike.

Hiking opportunities:
EXPERT: Lanny Gilbertson (Scoutmaster, Troop 29) and some Scouts are going to hike ~7.8 miles to the top of Sandia and take the Tram back down. Extras to bring: extra water, lunch, a weather proof layer, $10 for a Tram ticket. (Two Deep Leadership required, a parent needs to participate with their Scout if they’d like to attempt this)

ADVANCED: The majority of Troop 29 will be hiking 5 miles (2.5 miles each way) with a map and compass for their 2nd Class Rank Requirement.

INTERMEDIATE: The Webelos-I Den will be doing their Webelos Walkabout Hiking Requirement, 3 miles (1.5 miles each way) or longer (can they keep up with the Scouts? I hope so!). Webelos need to bring a nutritious snack/lunch to enjoy on the hike, perform a leadership role (Trail Leader, First Aid Leader, Snack Leader) and prepare their Hiking First Aid Kit.

BEGINNER: Bears, Wolves, Tigers can hike an easy mile (half mile each way) or more (who knows how far they can go?)

Den Leaders: I could use your help going over your Den’s requirements, please review ahead of time, thanks!

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