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.
- Make complete and satisfactory plans for the trip, including the
possibilities of advancement.
- Cover the trail or canoe or boat route of not less than 50 consecutive
miles; take a minimum of five 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 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 a 50-Miler Award application
with the local council service center. This application gives
details about planning the trip.