Hikes Away Staged Activity Badge

The Hikes Away Staged Activity Badge is earned by taking part in hiking activities within Scouting. The difficulty and challenge faced will vary depending on what section you are in for the activity to count towards the badge. The Hikes Away Staged Activity Badge is earned after completing 1, 2, 5, 10, 15, 20, 35, and 50 hikes.

For all sections, you must be dressed and equipped appropriately for the terrain and weather conditions. The leader in charge will ensure that you are properly following the rules of the Scout Association Policy Organisational Rules (POR) Chapter Nine.

For Explorer Scouts

Each hike or journey must involve at least five hours of activity and have a purpose which is agreed with a leader. Activities could include:

  • Hill walking
  • Mountain hiking
  • Canoe touring
  • Pony trekking
  • Ski touring
  • Backpacking

For Scouts

Each hike or journey must involve at least four hours of activity and have a purpose which is agreed with a leader. Activities could include:

  • Taking part in a dusk to dawn hike
  • Exploring a bridleway on horseback
  • Complete an overnight expedition on foot
  • Take a trip down a river in an open canoe
  • Complete a bicycle ride

For Cub Scouts

Each hike or journey must involve at least three hours of activity and have a purpose which is agreed with a leader. Activities could include:

  • Follow a towpath trail and discover how locks work on a canal
  • Explore a local town or village while on camp
  • Walk up a hill and enjoy the view

For Beaver Scouts

Each hike or journey must involve at least two hours of activity and have a purpose which is agreed with a leader. Activities could include:

  • Explore a country park or nature reserve on foot
  • Go on a colony ramble
  • Take part in a woodland walk and look out for wildlife or do a tree safari