Mountain Bike Award

Sponsoring Council

Western Los Angeles County Council

Award Dimensions

5” DIA.

Summary

This award is designed to promote the safe and careful enjoyment of mountain biking with minimal impact by fostering LNT principles.

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Detailed Requirements

1. Comply with the High Adventure Award General Requirements.


2. This award may be earned by registered Boy Scouts, Varsity and Venture youth and their registered leaders. It may be earned by registered Cadet and Senior Girl Scouts and their registered leaders.


3. Before the ride, meet requirements 1 and 4 of the B.S.A. Cycling Merit Badge. Girl Scouts should use the B.S.A. Cycling Merit Badge pamphlet as a reference for these requirements.


4. Review the Leave No Trace rules and requirements.


5. Obtain a copy of the International Mountain Bike Association “Rules of the Trail” at www.imba.com.


6. Each Scout participant must complete B.S.A. First Class rank First Aid requirements. Girl Scouts should use the B.S.A. Scout Handbook as a reference for these requirements.


7. Each scout participant shall have completed one of the following three HAT awards:

a. The Cycling Weekend patch; or

b. The Cycling Achievement Award; or

c. The Boy Scout Cycling Award.

* The above awards may be earned on flat paved areas.

Girl Scouts shall have completed the equivalent requirements to one of the above awards.


8. The requirement for the patch and the ten mile rocker (green) is two days on the trial for a minimum of ten miles on the first trip. Rockers may subsequently be earned on trips of 15 miles (red), 20 miles (bronze), 25 miles (gold) and 50 miles (silver) but all these must be earned over a minimum two days on the trail. Only one stripe may be earned on each trip but after the ten mile trip, the trips may be earned in any order. All trips should be planned for enough days so that speed is not an issue and safety is not sacrificed. A fifty mile trip will not be pre-approved by a HAT counselor for an award without a minimum of three days and a four-to-five-day period is highly recommended

9. Review the Leave No Trace rules and requirements.


10. Obtain a copy of the International Mountain Bike Association “Rules of the Trail” at www.imba.com.


11. Each Scout participant must complete B.S.A. First Class rank First Aid requirements. Girl Scouts should use the B.S.A. Scout Handbook as a reference for these requirements.


12. Each scout participant shall have completed one of the following three HAT awards:

a. The Cycling Weekend patch; or

b. The Cycling Achievement Award; or

c. The Boy Scout Cycling Award.

* The above awards may be earned on flat paved areas.

Girl Scouts shall have completed the equivalent requirements to one of the above awards.


13. The requirement for the patch and the ten mile rocker (green) is two days on the trial for a minimum of ten miles on the first trip. Rockers may subsequently be earned on trips of 15 miles (red), 20 miles (bronze), 25 miles (gold) and 50 miles (silver) but all these must be earned over a minimum two days on the trail. Only one stripe may be earned on each trip but after the ten mile trip, the trips may be earned in any order. All trips should be planned for enough days so that speed is not an issue and safety is not sacrificed. A fifty mile trip will not be pre-approved by a HAT counselor for an award without a minimum of three days and a four-to-five-day period is highly recommended


15. The Specific Requirements shall supersede the General Requirements if there is an area of conflict

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