Hiking MB - 10 Continuous Miles

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Re: Hiking MB - 10 Continuous Miles

Postby AquilaNegra2 » Sat Dec 10, 2011 12:33 am

topshot wrote:
AquilaNegra2 wrote:However, I would not count a Scout who did 10 miles' worth of a track loop for a walk-a-thon. Nor did I count the Scout who wanted to have his half-marathons count.

How does this not meet the requirement for hiking 10 continuous miles? Does it imply it needs to be on a non-durable surface?


The Scout has to do no route planning for the track or for the half-marathon. He doesn't need to learn how to cope with the unexpected. He doesn't need to make hike preparations, file a plan, make sure responsible adults know his route, get his gear in order, or even carry ten essentials. A walk-a-thon of 10 miles teaches him NOTHING. A half-marathon, while admirable, is about running, not hiking.
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Re: Hiking MB - 10 Continuous Miles

Postby topshot » Sat Dec 10, 2011 3:10 pm

AquilaNegra2 wrote:The Scout has to do no route planning for the track or for the half-marathon. He doesn't need to learn how to cope with the unexpected. He doesn't need to make hike preparations, file a plan, make sure responsible adults know his route, get his gear in order, or even carry ten essentials.

Fair enough. I can agree with most of that. Thanks.
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