· Hike lengths range typically 2 – 7 miles.
· Tigers have no problem with 2 – 4 mile hikes. Just ensure that the parent-guardian has plenty of water along, and a few snacks (for both of them). Tiger’s are required to have
a parent-guardian on the hike with them at all times.
· All hikes MUST have TWO deep leadership to proceed.
· On longer hikes we will typically eat lunch on the trail (practicing “Leave No Trace” at all times). Scouts will carry water bottles and may use day packs (or parent-guardian acts as the beast of burden).
· On warmer weather hikes, a small water bottle is not enough for even the smallest Scout so please be sure that the scout and parent-guardian has plenty of fluids. Sunscreen is also a must along with a hat (rimmed hat is preferred).
· During winter, prior to departure, double check the dress of the Scouts (particularly newer Scouts) to ensure they are properly prepared. If not, you may need to wait for them to go and pick up the forgotten, hat, gloves, mittens, coat, boots, etc. or be sure they have a checklist.
· An adult leader is assigned to the “tail” position. No one is allowed behind this individual. The Pack hikes as a unit. We start together, break together, etc., with everyone following the same trail. We may allow an older Scout to “Lead”. We will usually work in map reading and use of a compass with them, where we have a route that can be read. It’s up to the Scout to determine which fork to take to stay on the design route, or if a new trail needs to be transitioned; they will however, have their decision confirmed by a leader.