scouts-l Mail Archive for May of 2000: Re: Backpacking Merit Badge
Paul S. Wolf (Paul.S.Wolf@ALUM.WPI.EDU
Thu May 25 2000 - 07:15:54 CDT
Bob and Rusty Taylor wrote:
> we have a 50 mile canoe trip scheduled this summer. can this be used
> for the backpacking merit badge?
NO. Backpacking must be ON FOOT, with a Backpack on your back, not in a
canoe with the backpack stowed at your feet. A Rayado trek (on
horseback) at Philmont wouldn't qualify either.
It CAN be used for the 50 miler patch if the other requirements are also
met, see: http://usscouts.org/advance/boyscout/50miler.html
Paul S. Wolf, PE mailto:Paul.S.Wolf@alum.wpi.edu
Advancement/Safety Webmaster, USSSP http://www.usscouts.org