To provide Pack 280 with an opportunity to enjoy a challenging outdoor activity that is at once educational, challenging, non-competitive, and healthful; for Scouts, their families, and their leaders.
Schedules monthly hikes at a variety of locations, presents an educational component at each hike, helps the Scout’s keep track of mileage, and provides a simple award for long-term participation.
“Webelos Hiking” is not exclusive to Webelos Scouts. However, the hikes are designed to challenge the older boys of Pack 280. Bears, Wolves, Tigers, younger siblings and parents are 100% welcome to come along given that they are physically capable of keeping up. Some hikes will be easy and some difficult. Check the hike flyer for the hike’s difficulty rating. We will always hike to the speed of the slowest hiker.
Hike website post
For each hike there will be a website post containing all the pertinent information about the upcoming hike; i.e. driving directions, itinerary, difficulty rating, educational opportunities, hiking essentials specific to that hike.
Scouts can keep an accurate record of their hiking with the mileage chart below. When complete, it may be returned to the Hike Coordinator for a 50-Mile Award.
Educational Pre-Hike Subjects
Nocturnal vs. Diurnal animals (night hike), Geology: Basalt forms and fossils (Deep Creek), Frostbite and Hypothermia (winter hike), Outdoor Code & Frontcountry Guidelines, Ticks (spring hike), Moose (spring hike), Poison Ivy & Nettles (Spokane and Little Spokane River), Geology: Earth faults & Great Floods (Dishman Hills), Wetlands (Little Spokane, Feyrn Ranch, and Haynes Estate)
- Prepares Cub Scouts for the transition to Boy Scouts through outdoor experiences and physical activity
- Provides numerous opportunities for education in safety, preparedness, and preservation
- Strengthens appreciation for the natural world, and a person’s place in it
- Develops leadership, self-reliance, and navigation skills
- Creates memorable outdoor experiences that families can enjoy together
- Attracts new boys to the Pack
Scouts can earn additional mileage during Den Hikes, Pack Hikes, and hikes done at Scout Camp.
We’ve updated our milage awards.
- 25 Miles - Large Patch
- 50 Miles - Ceramic plaque & Pocket knife
- 75 Miles - Compass
- 100 Miles - Walking Stick