- With your adult partner, name and collect the Cub Scout Six Essentials you need for a hike. Tell your den leader what you would need to add to your list if it rains.
- Go for a short hike with your den or family, and carry your own gear. Show you know how to get ready for this hike.
- Do the following:
- Listen while your leader reads the Outdoor Code. Talk about how you can be clean in your outdoor manners.
- Listen while your leader reads the Leave No Trace Principles for Kids. Discuss why you should “Trash your Trash.”
- Apply the Outdoor Code and Leave No Trace Principles for Kids on your Tiger den and pack outings. After one outing, share what you did to demonstrate the principles you discussed.
- While on the hike, find three different kinds of plants, animals, or signs that animals have been on the trail. List what you saw in your Tiger Handbook.
- Participate in an outdoor pack meeting or pack campout campfire. Sing a song and act out a skit with your Tiger den as part of the program.
- Find two different trees and two different types of plants that grow in your area. Write their names in your Tiger Handbook.
- Visit a nearby nature center, zoo, or another outside place with your family or den. Learn more about two animals, and write down two interesting things about them in your Tiger Handbook.
Cub Scout Six Essentials
Memorize the six essentials before you practice them with your den.
- Filled water bottle
- First-aid kit
- Sun protection
- Trail food
Forsyth County Sawnee Mountain Preserve
Sawnee Mountain Preserve has three access points. Park at the 4075 Spot Rd entrance to visit the education center. Gather in the picnic area to review the Outdoor Code, Leave No Trace Principles, and the Cub Scout Six Essentials before your hike.
If your kids can make it to the Indian Seats for a mountain-top view, the viewing deck was built as an Eagle Scout project.
Lumpkin County Yahoola Creek Park
The wooded areas of the park are full of trails. Yahoola Park in Dahlonega has a pavilion adjacent to the playground. There is lots of open space between the baseball fields and trails to review the Outdoor Code, Leave No Trace Principles, and the Cub Scout Six Essentials before your hike.