Paws on the Path
Ask your parents to download the worksheet for Paws on the Path. It has some stuff in it that will help you complete the requirements and earn the Paws on the Path Award.
Paws on the Path Requirements
When we put our Paws on the Path that means it’s time to hit the trails and TAKE A HIKE! Scouts love camping and hiking because it gets us outdoors where we can see the wonderful things nature has in store for us. As with anything we do, we do it safely so in Paws on the Path you learn how to prepare for a hike and how to stay safe on the path. Don’t forget to keep the path clean of your waste and any waste someone else may have left behind. Learn about maps and having fun with your friends, family and den and you will definitely have your Paws on the Path Award!
Complete Requirements 1-5. Requirements 6 and 7 are optional.
- Show you are prepared to hike safely in any outdoor setting by putting together the Cub Scout Six Essentials to take along on your hike.
- Tell what the buddy system is and why we always use it in Cub Scouts. Describe what you should do if you get separated from your group while hiking.
- Choose the appropriate clothing to wear on your hike based on the expected weather.
- Before hiking, recite the Outdoor Code and the Leave No Trace Principles for Kids with your leader. (This may be combined with Requirement 3 of The Call of the Wild Adventure.)
- After hiking, discuss how you showed respect for wildlife.
- Go on a 1-mile hike with your den or family. Find two interesting things that you’ve never seen before and discuss with your den or family.
- Name two birds, two insects, and/or two other animals that live in your area. Explain how you identified them.
- Draw a map of an area near where you live using common map symbols. Show which direction is north on your map