General Crook Historic Trail Award

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Sponsoring Council

Grand Canyon

Award Dimensions

7'' x 3'' w/ segments

Summary

In 1871, General George Crook ordered a wagon road built from the Arizona Territorial Capital at Prescott, east to New Mexico, and to Fort Apache. The road was used to move troops and supplies into remote eastern Arizona until the railways were built in the 1880s.

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Detailed Requirements

FT. WHIPPLE TO FT. VERDE, FT. VERDE TO GENERAL SPRINGS, GENERAL SPRINGS TO COTTONWOOD, & TRAIL BUILDER SEGMENTS 


Requirements

1. The segments on this hike are approximately 50-miles long and are earned when each segment is hiked or ridden on horseback. 


2. Backpacking is not required; camping gear may be carried by vehicle. 


3. The hiking (or riding) segment need not be done all at one time; it can be done in pieces. 


4. The trail is close to existing roads and easily driven to all but a few short sections. 


5. TRAIL BUILDER segment is earned when 16 hours of trail work has been completed on the basis of arrangements previously made with the appropriate Ranger District, U.S. Forest Service.



Requirements:

1. You must be a registered Boy Scout or Scouter.


2. All hikes must be supervised by a minimum of two adults (at least one must be over 21) with at least two adults for each 12 boys.


3. Awards will be denied for misconduct.


4. All of these trails are within the Coronado National Forest. Contact the appropriate office well in advance of your trip for information and details on hiking and/or camping on your trek.

United States Forest Service

Coronado National Forest

300 West Congress

Tucson, AZ. 85701

(602) 629-6483


5. Hikes must be completed. Weather, trail closure, tired boys or leaders who cannot go on, equipment failure, etc., may make it wise to stop short of completing these hikes, but do not justify granting the awards.


6. Individual "Trail Logs" describing what you did and what you saw must be signed by the Trek Leader and submitted with your High Adventure application.


7. Only one Patch or Medal will be issued to each participant.


8. Wearing Awards. Trail award patches may be displayed on the jacket, pack, camping gear or worn as a temporary insignia on the right shirt pocket. Medals may be worn on the left breast pocket to the left of the Eagle Badge on the Scout Uniform. Use Cub Scout Den numerals on trail medals as "repeater" numbers for those earning trail medals more than once.