Re: The 50-Miler Program
hilding holroyd (hilding@BLUESTONE.COM)
Tue, 4 Feb 1997 09:38:00 -0500
On Tue, 4 Feb 1997, Michael J Pagelkopf wrote:
> I need some feedback from unit leaders that have participated in the
> 50-miler program.
> Requirement #3 of the Award has the group completing "a minimum of 10 hours
> each of group work on projects to improve the trail, springs, campsite,
> 1) "a minimum of 10 hours each" does this mean each scout must do a minimum
> of 10 hours or does it refer to "group work on projects", inferring that
> more than one project must be done?
> 2) In your experience was the project work done before, during, or after
> the trip?
> 3) 10 hours is a full day +. Was your project work done in one day or
> spread over the length of the trip (2 hours per day)?
> Michael Pagelkopf
Michael, I did a 50 miler in the 60's but I do not think the requirements
have changed significantly. We did the work over a couple of days, and
ALL of us did the work, including the leaders. We managed to get the work
done in 2 days on the trail, which was in the High Peaks area of the
Adirondack Mountains in NY.
Hope that helped,
Hilding W. Holroyd Advancement Chairman
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