Seven League Boot Award

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Sponsoring Council

Orange County

Award Dimensions

Main Patch: 4'' x 4''; Segment Patches: 1'' x 1''

Summary

Cumulative hiking and backpacking award to recognize overall mileage achieved.

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External Reference (where applicable)

Detailed Requirements

SEVEN LEAGUE BOOT AWARD

Seven-league Boots is an element of European folklore, and the boots allow the individual wearing them to take great strides of seven leagues per step, therefore trekking many miles with great speed. The boots are granted to the protagonist of a story by a magical character, so that a great deed may be accomplished.

The background of the patch is from the 7.5 minute topographic map Split Mountain, and shows the Palisade Lake Basin which is the most remote area along the John Muir Trail, 3 days trek from any trailhead.

This award may be earned by Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and/or Venturers, as well as adult leaders, and miles are cumulative throughout the Scouting career.

The Mileage Rockers were sponsored the Troop 276 "The Mountain Men", Palos Verde Estates, CA.


Requirements:

  1. This is a hiking and backpacking cumulative mileage award, and is earned concurrently with other High Adventure Awards.

  2. A minimum of 50% of the miles must be backpacking miles, and additional miles are earned by day hiking. The exception is Cub Scouts, where all miles earned are hiking miles.

  3. The Seven League Boot Award main patch and 25 mile segment is awarded upon completion of the first 25 miles.

  4. Backpacks must have complied with the Area IV General Requirements.

  5. 5. Additional segments are awarded at 50, 100, 200, 300, 400, 500, and 1,000 mile increments.

References

  1. Seven League Boots by Richard Halliburton, available online at amazon.com