Five Mile Hike

Objective: 2nd 1b - Using a compass and a map together, take a 5-mile hike



TF 5 - Explain the rules of safe hiking, both on the highway and cross-country, during the day and at night. Explain what to do if you are lost.

TF 9 - Explain the importance of the buddy system as it relates to your personal safety on outings and in your neighborhood.

TF 11 - Identify local poisonous plants; tell how to treat for exposure to them.

2nd 1A - Demonstrate how a compass works and how to orient a map. Explain what map symbols mean

2nd 5 - Identify or show evidence of at least ten kinds of wild animals (birds, mammals, reptiles, fish, mollusks) found in your community.

2nd 6B - Prepare a personal first aid kit to take with you on a hike.

1st 1 - Demonstrate how to find directions during the day and at night without using a compass. 
1st 6 - Identify or show evidence of at least ten kinds of native plants found in your community




Scouts who need to fulfill the objective requirement.

Philmont Crew members to fulfill hiking exercise.

Weblos to fulfill activity requirement with Scout Troop.




Good Hiking Boots, Day Pack, water, snack, dress for weather, first aid kit, compass, small notebook & pen

Regular Backpack with weight for Philmont Crew.


Date:  Sunday, October 11th

Time: 2PM

Location: Holmdel Park main shelter

Hike Distance:  5 miles for Boy Scouts, 2.5 miles for Weblos

Approximate Time: 2.5 hours

Rain or Shine Event:  Shine only

Name Sales End Price
scout Ended Free
Adult Ended Free

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