Mar 31

History of Scouting Trail (H.O.S.T) May 25, 26, 27 ’13

boy_scout_with_oathOpening Specifically for NCAC Only! Units, Groups or Individuals may Register.  (Note the OA may be staffing this event.) Trail Inaugural Weekend–Memorial Day Weekend Can be hiked May 25, 26 or 27, 2013 – Sat. or Sun. or Mon.


SPECIAL Inaugural Trail Medal available by purchase to the FIRST3000 to Register & Complete the Colin H. Livingstone Hike.

(NOTE – Registrations are prioritized by order of payment received. Those after the first 3000 will have the regular Trail medal available.You can register in the first 3000 regardless of which day you hike.)

There are 3 Medal Hikes and 1 Cub level Hike. Only 2 Trails will be open Inaugural Weekend.

  1. The Colin Livingstone Hike – approx 6 miles, qualifies to purchase a medal at the completion for $10. Anyone – Scouts, Cubs, leaders, adults, committee, Girl Scouts, parents, brothers or sisters may register, complete the trail and purchase the medal. However, the medal is designed to be worn only by a uniformed Scout person. The special medal is 24k gold plated and individually numbered. Only 3,000 will be available! This hike starts near the Taft Bridge and ends near the Archives Metro.
  2. The History Hike – is the shortest at 2.5 miles (approximately) and designed for younger hikers or those with limited mobility. At the completion, a special patch (looks like a medal) or souvenir patch will be available for $5. This starts near the National Geographic building and ends near the Archives Metro.
  3. The H.O.S.T. hike is part Treasure Hunt, Challenge Trail, History Hike and ALL FUN. The FIRST STEP is to get your registration in for $10 times the number of people your unit thinks will be on the hike. You will receive your participation patches plus your special NCAC shoulder patches at the check-in the day of your hike, along with your map and challenge sheet.
The $10 Registration provides for your official H.O.S.T. materials, including map, questionnaire and answer form. In addition, all hikers will receive the participation patch and limited Council Shoulder Patch. Get this Registration Form in Early!
Registration is $10 per person. Adults, Scouts & guests are eligible. Additional restricted patches will be available for purchase by participants at completion. Proceeds go to support Scouting opportunities, especially in inner-city Washington, D.C.
Groups should arrive, and Hike Leader ONLY should check in one hour before assigned departure ti
me. Check-in time and place (near the Taft Bridge) will be sent to each group leader as soon as details have been finalized. Please be on time. At check-in, Hike Leader will receive the group’s packet of patches, Questions, Trail Maps, and Answer Forms.
Scouts & Leaders should be in uniform. All Trails are Wheelchair & Service Dog Friendly. For more details go to www.ScoutingDC.org or HOST.BSA@gmail.com
If you are in the OA and want to consider staffing this event, Mr. De Lauder will have more details.

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