In a hiking program such as the Three Fires Council Hiking Program, each Cub Scout’s miles hiked on den or pack hikes are tracked, and recognition is presented at certain milestones.
In our pack, we have been keeping track of our Cubs’ miles hiked for about a year and a half. It has done a lot to generate interest in and participation at our pack hikes.
We have been recognizing the boys’ mileage with the “miles hiked” patches available from Advantage Emblem. Once a boy achieves 5 miles, he receives the “miles hiked” patch and the “5” rocker patch. He receives additional patches at 10, 20, 30, 40, and 50. (Unfortunately, the patches only go up to 50.)
One of our active hiking Cubs recently received his 40 patch.
Advantage Emblem patches are $2.00 each (discounts for quantity) plus shipping.