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Hiking Skills Patch Group

Product Number: MF-4951G-2

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Hiking Skills Patch Program®

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Watching Wildlife Patch Program®

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Scout Hiking Skills Patch Program Group

Includes six 2″ Embroidered Iron-On Patches.

MakingFriends Patch Program®

 

 

6″ wide group of six 2″ iron-on embroidered patch. Includes:



Scout-first-aid-patch-programSuggestions for how younger kids can earn the First Aid Patch.

Before you go hiking:

  1. Scout First Aid Prevention and Treatment WorksheetsDownload and print the maze worksheets about hiking safety from your order confirmation. Cut out the nine squares. Arrange them in order 1-9 making sure the path is safe and clear for a
    hiking trail.
  2. Download and print the worksheets about getting familiar with the items in your first aid kit. There are scenarios where first aid is needed during a hike. Cut out the red boxes on each item and glue them to one of first aid supplies.

When you go hiking:

  1. Use your knowledge about hiking safety to prevent injuries.
  2. When the hike is over, discuss what your troop could have done better to stay safe during the hike.

Suggestions for how older kids can earn the First Aid Patch.

Scout First Aid Prevention and Treatment WorksheetsBefore you go hiking:

  1. Watch this video to learn how to wrap a sprained ankle.


    Pair up with a troop mate and practice wrapping each other’s ankles.

  2. Download and print the worksheets about prevention and treatment of injuries and illness while hiking from your order confirmation. Learn about common injuries when hiking. How can they be prevented? Do you know how to treat them? In the spaces provided list tips to prevent the injury/illness and how you would treat it.

When you go hiking:

  1. Use your knowledge about hiking safety to prevent injuries.
  2. When the hike is over, discuss what your troop could have done better to stay safe during the hike.


 

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Suggestions for how younger kids can earn the Compass & Map Reading Patch.

Before you go hiking:

  1. If you have internet access, get familiar with a park map such as this interactive map from Reading PA. If not, get a map from your local park and familiarize yourself with the parts of a map.Scout Compass & Map Reading Worksheets
  2. Print the download attached to your order confirmation about map basics. Locate the compass rose on the map. Locate the key on the map. Complete each of the sentences with north, east, south or west using the compass rose and the key.
  3. If you have internet access watch the video below about the parts of a compass. Print the download attached to your order  confirmation. Use the information you’ve learned to fill in the blanks.

When you go hiking:

  1. Find your starting location on the park map. Find your planned trail on the map. What direction will you be heading?
  2. Demonstrate you can use a compass to find your Direction of Go.
  3. During your hike, check the map and the compass. Find your location.

Suggestions for how older kids can earn the Compass & Map Reading Patch.

Scout Letterboxing WorksheetsBefore you go hiking:

  1. Letterboxing is a “treasure hunt” style outdoor activity. Letterboxers hide small, weatherproof boxes in publicly-accessible places and post clues to finding the box online. Find out if there are any letterboxes in a nearby park.
  2. Print the letterboxing download attached to your order confirmation. The map is a pretend camp where you will be going letterboxing. Each red dot represents 10 paces. Starting at the campground follow the instructions to find the letterbox. Always stay on the trail.
    After you find the letterbox, choose another spot on the map and write the clues on another piece of paper. Switch with a troop mate and find each others letterboxes.
  3. Find out about geocaching.
  4. Find out about orienteering.
  5. Decide if you want to participate in any of the above activities. If so, use the online resources to prepare.

When you go hiking:

  1. If you chose one of the navigation games, complete your goal. If not, use a park map and a compass to track your hike.


 

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There are Seven Principles of Leave No Trace — also known as LNT. These principles provide an easily understood framework for minimizing the impact when you visit the outdoors:

Suggestions for how younger kids can earn the Leave No Trace Patch.

Leave No Trace Game for ScoutsBefore you go hiking:

  1. Download and print the LNT game from your order confirmation. Cut out the cards and arrange them in a pile. Place a coin on the “START HERE” circle. Pick a card. Read it then move the number of spaces on the square. Continue until you reach the end.
  2. Think about the things you need to do before your hike so you can leave no trace. Make a list and review it when packing for your hike.
  3. Apply the principles of LNT everywhere you go. Look around your meeting space before you leave. Make sure there is no trash or crumbs and that everything is put back to its original spot. Consider leaving the space better than you found it!
  4. Take the Leave No Trace pledge.

When you go hiking:

  1. Staple your Leave No Trace cards together at the colored square. Review them.
  2. While hiking place a check mark on any principle you were able to observe or compete in during your hike.
  3. After your hike, discuss with your group anything you could have done better.

Suggestions for how older kids can earn the Leave No Trace Patch.

Leave No Trace Worksheet for ScoutsBefore you go hiking:

  1. Take the Leave No Trace Online Course.
  2. Download and print the worksheets about Leave No Trace from your order confirmation.
  3. Think about each principle of Leave No Trace. In the space provided, write at least one thing you can personally do minimize your impact on the environment.
  4. Take the Leave No Trace pledge.

When you go hiking:

  1. Review your Leave No Trace worksheets.
  2. While hiking place a check mark on any principle you were able to observe or compete in during your hike.
  3. After your hike, discuss with your group anything you could have done better.


It’s a wonderful and educational experience to watch wildlife. However, It’s important to do it responsibly. Here are guidelines:

Scout-leave-wildlife-watching-patch-program Hang back and enjoy the view.

 Keep my hands to myself.

 Report wildlife that seems sick or abandoned.

 Keep my pets home or on a leash.

 Lend a hand with trash removal.

 Keep my snacks to myself.Scout Bird Coloring Pages

 Lead by example.

Suggestions for how younger kids can earn the Watching Wildlife Patch.

Before you go hiking:

  1. Scout Watching Wildlife PledgePrint bird coloring pages from FreeKidsCrafts.com. Find out if any of these birds are native to your area.
  2. Look for birds in your backyard or park. Are any the birds on your coloring pages?
  3. Find out what kind of birds you can hope to see on your hike. You can look online or ask a park ranger.
  4. Find out what other kind of animals you might see. Will you be near a stream or other body of water? Will there be fish or other sea life? Don’t forget about insects! Fill in those animals on your Watching Wildlife Worksheet which you download from your order confirmation.
  5. Download and print the Watching Wildlife Pledge from your order confirmation. Sign and date or pledge online.

When you go hiking:

  1. If possible, bring binoculars to watch wildlife from a distance.
  2. If possible, bring a magnifying glass to view insects.
  3. Bring your checklist, a notepad and pencil. Check off any animals from your list that you are fortunate to view. Use your journal to record interesting behaviors and any additional wildlife you watched.

Suggestions for how older kids can earn the Watching Wildlife Patch.

Before you go hiking:

  1. Scout Watching Wildlife CrosswordFind out what kind of birds you can hope to see on your hike. You can look online or ask a park ranger.
  2. Find out what other kind of animals you might see. Will you be near a stream or other body of water? Will there be fish or other sea life? Don’t forget about insects! Fill in those animals on your Watching Wildlife Worksheet which you download from your order confirmation.
  3. Complete the Watching Wildlife crossword puzzle which you download from your order confirmation.
  4. Download and print the Watching Wildlife Pledge from your order confirmation. Sign and date or pledge online.

When you go hiking:

  1. If possible, bring binoculars to watch wildlife from a distance.
  2. If possible, bring a magnifying glass to view insects.
  3. Bring your checklist, a notepad and pencil. Check off any animals from your list that you are fortunate to view. Use your journal to record interesting behaviors and any additional wildlife you watched.


 

Scout-identifying-nature-patch-programSuggestions for how younger kids can earn the Identifying Nature Patch.

Before you go hiking:

  1. Scouts Identifying Nature DownloadsDownload and print the worksheet about poison ivy, poison oak or poison summac from your order confirmation. Find out  if your area has any of these plants. Use the worksheet to learn to identify them. Color the plants based on the descriptions given.
  2. Download and print the worksheet about animals and their tracks from your order confirmation. Cut out the 10 images at the bottom of the page. Looking at the shapes of the animals match them to the photos of the animals. Glue in place. Save to use as a reference guide when you go hiking.
  3. Download and print the nature scavenger hunt from your order confirmation.

When you go hiking:

  1. Girl Scout Nature Scavenger HuntSee how many of the items from the scavenger hunt you see while hiking.
  2. If you see any animal tracks use your worksheet to try to identify them.
  3. Watch for poison ivy, poison oak and poison summac. Do not touch but point it out to others with you.

Suggestions for how older kids can earn the Identifying Nature Patch.

Before you go hiking:

  1. Identifying Poisonous Plants Girl Scout WorksheetDownload and print the worksheets about poisonous plants from your order confirmation. 15 poisonous plants you might encounter on a hike are described . Compare the descriptions with the images also provided. Cut out and glue the correct picture with the plant.
  2. If possible, download an app that helps you identify animal tracks. Practice in your yard or a park or complete the animal tracks worksheet provided in your order confirmation.
  3. Download and print the tree identification scavenger hunt from your order confirmation.

When you go hiking:

  1. See how many of the trees from the scavenger hunt you can identify while hiking.
  2. If you see any animal tracks use your app or worksheet to try to identify them.
  3. Watch for poison plants. Do not touch but point it out to others with you.

 

 

Additional information

Weight .02 lbs
Dimensions 1 × 1 × 1 in

Hiking Skills Patch Program®

Weight .02 lbs
Dimensions 1 × 1 × 1 in

Identifying Nature Patch Program®

Weight .02 lbs
Dimensions 1 × 1 × 1 in

Watching Wildlife Patch Program®

Weight .02 lbs
Dimensions 1 × 1 × 1 in

First Aid Patch Program®

Weight .02 lbs
Dimensions 1 × 1 × 1 in

Leave No Trace Patch Program®

Weight .02 lbs
Dimensions 1 × 1 × 1 in

Compass & Map Reading Patch Program®

Weight .02 lbs
Dimensions 1 × 1 × 1 in

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