2nd Class Hiking Requirement
Johnson, Charles E. (Chuck.Johnson@CHARLOTTE.BASF-CORP.COM)
Fri, 5 Sep 1997 00:17:24 -0400
I have started working on map and compass skills with the New
Scout Patrol. After learning these skills we will have a patrol
hike and orienteering activity that will satisfy the associated
requirements for 2nd & 1st Class.
One of the Second Class requirements states:
"Using a compass and a map you've drawn, take a 5-mile hike
(or 10 miles by bike) approved by your adult leader and your
parent or guardian."
It seems to me that there is a catch-22 here. If a Scout hasn't
taken the 5 mile hike then the only way he can draw a map of the
area is to copy or trace an existing map. On the other hand, if he
has taken the hike already, what is the purpose of drawing the
map? I agree that using a compass, being able to draw a map,
and hiking are all very important. I just don't see how all three
can be combined effectively.
How do you fulfill this requirement in your units?
ASM Troop 376
Palmetto Area Council
Rock Hill, South Carolina
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City