50 Miler Patch
The 50-Miler Award is presented to each
qualifying individual for satisfactory participation in an approved wilderness trip. In
order to qualify for the award the group of which the individual is a member must fulfill
all of the following requirements.
Make complete and
satisfactory plans for the trip, including the possibilities of advancement.
wilderness trail or canoe or boat route of not less than 50 consecutive miles; take a
minimum of 5 consecutive days to complete the trip without the aid of motors. (In some
areas pack animals may be used.)
During the time on
the trail or waterway, complete a minimum of 10 hours each of group work on projects to
improve the trail, springs, campsite, portage or wilderness area. If after checking with
recognized authorities, it is not possible to complete 10 hours each of group work on the
trail, a similar project may be done in the unit's home area ( There should be no
unauthorized cutting of brush or timber.)
Unit or tour leader
must then file with local council service center. This application gives additional
details about planning the trip.