Pack 1910 is proud to announce the first ever Hiking Club just for Pack 1910. The Parent Manual for hiking is available here.
One of the best way to get boys unplugged and outside and to get them into organized activities such as a hiking club.
I'm going to cut and copy a few paragraphs from the Parent book:
So why did your son want to join Scouting? He wanted to do out-of-door stuff, hike, camp, and explore. Thus, the idea for a Hiking Club is an excellent way to meet many requirements and desires of the boys. Hiking encourages healthy outdoor activities and engages the boys in an outdoor program unparalleled in our area. In Pack 1910’s Hiking Club, we will hold hikes year round. We also will track Scout’s miles and present recognition for reaching set marks. On their first hike, they will be given a patch. After reaching 25 miles, they earn their hiking staff. If they reach 50 miles, they will earn the medallion and leather grip to place upon it. After that, Scouts receive additional recognition as miles accumulate. The hiking program provides the pack an opportunity to enjoy an outdoor activity that is healthful for boys, their families, and leaders.
We have a complete set of rules in place along with a complete annual calendar of hikes already on the schedule.
Hikes for 2014-2015 are:
2014-2015 Pack 1910 Hikes
Location: Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge
Trailhead: Oak Motte
Trail Map: http://www.fwnc.org/docs/map/TrailMap.pdf
Distance: 1-4 miles
Location: Bob Jones Nature Center
Trailhead: Walnut Grove Trail, Whites Chapel access
Trail Map: www.cityofsouthlake.com/parks/bobjones.asp
Location: Eagle Mountain Park (FORT WORTH)
Trailhead: 11601 Morris Dido Newark Road, Fort Worth, TX 76179
Distance: About 4 miles
Location: Cedar Ridge Preserve
Trailhead: 7171 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas, Texas 75249 (972-709-7784)
Distance: 1-4 miles
Location: Lewisville Outdoor Learning Area
Trailhead: 201 East Jones Street, Lewisville,
Distance: 3-5 miles (1-3 hours)
Location: Dogwood Canyon Trail
Trailhead: I-35E N to I-35 N to Exit 483 onto FM-3002. R into Ray Roberts Lake State Park (Johnson Branch Unit); Dogwood Canyon trailhead @ first parking area on R.
Distance: 2.1 miles
Location: Dead Woman - Haller’s Haven Nature Loop (DALLAS) 1.5 hours away
Distance: 3.2 miles
Location: Dinosaur Valley State Park (GLENROSE)
Trailhead: 1629 Park Road 59, Glen Rose, TX 76043
Distance: 3-4 miles depending on what you pick
Location: Coyote Run
Trailhead: Sulphur Springs, I-30 E to TX 19 N to FM 71 W. In 4 mi., turn L onto FM 3505 N and enter park. Veer R @ Y and turn R @ sign for Heron Harbor Day Use Area parking lot.Distance: 4.7 miles lollipop