Murray Hiker Award

Mr. was the Scoutmaster of Troop 777 beginning in 1989 and ending in 2000. His love of hiking opened a new and challenging world for many scouts. Of course, Mr. Murray occasionally would overstate the ease of a hike and occasionally, but rarely, take the wrong fork. Whenever this happened, the scouts had a great time kidding about their adventure on another Murray Hike, often exclaiming "Going on a Murray Hike!"

For these reasons, the troop has created a set of awards called the Murray Hiker Awards. They recognize the progress of scouts as they develop their skills in hiking.

White Diamond Award

Requirements

  • Complete 3 weekend backpacking hikes.
  • Complete 1 hour of conservation.
  • Complete the following hike related advancement requirements:
    • Tenderfoot 1, 5
    • Second Class 1a, 1b
    • First Class 1, 2

Green Diamond Award

Requirements

  • Complete a total of 7 weekend backpacking hikes. At least one must be a hike of 7 hours or more.
  • Complete 6 more hours of conservation work in a National Forest or State Park (total of 7 hours).
  • Fully explain the meaning of the Outdoor Code.

 

 

 

Black Diamond Award

Requirements

  • Complete 107 miles of backpacking.
  • Complete 6 more hours of conservation work in a National Forest or State Park (total of 13 hours).
  • Earn the Backpacking merit badge.