50 Miler Award
The 50-Miler Award is presented to each qualifying individual for
satisfactory participation in an approved trip. In order to qualify for
the award, the group of which the individual is a member must fulfill
all of the following requirements.
1. Make complete and satisfactory
plans for the trip, including the possibilities of advancement..
2. Cover the trail or canoe or boat
route of not less than 50 consecutive miles (a maximum of 10 miles per
day); take a minimum of 5 consecutive days to complete the trip without
the aid of motors. (In some areas, pack animals may be used)
3. 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 other 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.)
4. Unit or tour leader must then
50-Miler Award application with the local council service
The Boy Scout, Varsity
Scout, or Venturer unit or provisional groups must follow these rules
for a 50-miler trip.
- Select a suitable trail or
- Adult leaders older than 21
must make the entire trip.
- If the trip is 500 miles or
more from homes of group members (local camp excepted) or crosses
national boundaries and into the territory of other nations, a
national Tour Permit Application, No. 4419B is necessary. For trips
and overnight camps less than 500 miles, use a Local Tour Permit
Application, No. 4426.