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San Jacinto 50 Award

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Sponsoring Council

Inland Empire

Award Dimensions

3'' x 3''


Backpack 50+ miles in the San Jacinto Wilderness.  Must also summit Black Mountain, San Jacinto Peak, and Tahquitz Peak.

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Detailed Requirements

SAN JAC 50 AWARD Requirements:

  1. Comply with GENERAL REQUIREMENTS. Obtain a Tour Permit from your local BSA Council Office.

  2. Hike at least 50 miles.

  3. Climb summits of Black Mountain, San Jacinto Peak and Tahquitz when reached.

  4. Spend at least 5 days and 4 nights in the wilderness.

  5. Must follow rules and equipment requirements of National Forest and State Park systems.

  6. At least 1 hour of service, pre-approved by the Camp Emerson ranger. Service may be completed at Camp Emerson or on the trail. If trail-site project, must be arranged with State Park or National Forest ranger.

  7. Food and equipment must be carried by the hikers. Food supply may be restocked once. 50 miles and the 3 named summits must be reached before a second food restocking.

  8. Documentation must include: all required permits, attendance roster, daily log of the expedition. If documents are in proper order at the end of the hike, awards can be presented as soon as that same evening.

  9. At least 3 previous occasions of having hiked 10+ miles in a day with full pack.

  10. Documented weekly fitness training for a full year previous to the trek.

  11. Age 13 or older, and at least First Class rank.

  12. Rigorous gear shakedown. Excess weight must be pared down.

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