Las Vegas Area Council

Faded Trails or Rails

Las Vegas Area Council

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1" x 3"

This award taking scheduled backpack trip along any of the many no longer used routes of the settlers of the Basin and Range or now abandoned railway right of ways of the Basin and Range.

Mojave National Preserve

Las Vegas Area Council

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1" x 3"

Any of the following hikes may be taken to qualify for the MOJAVE NATIONAL PRESERVE SEGMENT. Information may be found in Mojave National Preserve, a Visitors Guide, by Olympic Press, or pamphlets, maps, and books from the National Park Service.

Zion National Park

Las Vegas Area Council

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1"x 3"


Any of the following hikes may be taken to qualify for the ZION NATIONAL PARK SEGMENT. Information may be found in pamphlets, maps, and books from the National Park Service and the Zion Natural History Association. Always check in at the Visitors Centerfor local conditions before starting out.

Basin & Range Trails

Las Vegas Area Council

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3½"

The award consists of Boulder Dam Area Council High Adventure Team round patch, featuring the official State Colors of the State of Nevada, and additional segments for specific areas in the Basin and Range Area. The round patch is ordered with the first segment earned and may not be awarded as an award unto itself.

Faded Trails or Rails

Las Vegas Area Council

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1" x 3"

This segment can be earned by taking the minimum 5 hour scheduled backpack trip along any of the many no longer used routes of the settlers of the Basin and Range or now abandoned railway right of ways of the Basin and Range.

Mojave Desert

Las Vegas Area Council

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3" x 3"


Any of the following hikes may be taken to qualify for the MOJAVE DESERT SEGMENT. The canoe trip does not require the backpack portion of this requirement, but does require an adult with a current CPR card and one night camping at a remote site near the river. Information may be found in pamphlets, maps, and books from the National Park Service and other books. Always check in at the Visitors Centerfor local conditions before starting out.

Death Valley National Park

Las Vegas Area Council

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1" x 3"


Any of the following hikes may be taken to qualify for the GREAT BASIN SEGMENT. Information may be found in Backpacking Death Valley, by Chuck Gebhardt, or pamphlets, maps, and books from the National Park Service at Death Valley or the Death Valley Natural History Association. Always check in at the Visitors Center for local conditions before starting out.

30,000 FT. CLUB - 60,000 FT. CLUB - 100,000 FT. CLUB

Las Vegas Area Council

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1" x 3"

These segments are cumulative and can be earned by hiking to mountain peaks over 10,000 ft. in the Basin and Range. 3 peaks = 30,000 ft., 6 peaks = 60,000 ft., and 10 peaks = 100,000 ft.

Ghost Towns

Las Vegas Area Council

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1" x 3"

This segment can be earned by hiking into 3 Ghost Towns in the Basin and Range area.

Great Basin National Park

Las Vegas Area Council

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1" x 3"

Any of the following hikes may be taken to qualify for the GREAT BASIN SEGMENT. Information may be found in Hiking Great Basin National Park, a Falcon Guide, or The Hikers Guide to Nevadaby Falcon Press.


These awards replace the Basin and Range Awards which have been in place from the 70’s through 2002. The new awards may be earned by fulfilling the requirements and having a Tour Permit dated no earlier than January 2003.

In redefining the awards and updating the patch, the Boulder Dam Area Council High Adventure Team hopes to encourage more Scouts and Scouters to enjoy the outdoors as well as develop an awareness of the recreation potential in the Basin and Range of Nevada, Arizona, California, and Utah.

In requiring that leaders complete the Basic Backpack Awareness course in order to earn the award, the High Adventure Team hopes to develop the abilities and self-confidence within the Basin and Range environment and give special recognition to Scouts and Leaders who use it.

THIS LIST IS INCOMPLETE. There are many areas that may equal or surpass the challenge, beauty and desirability of going on these specific outings. If you know of a place which would meet all the requirements, or have some special requirements to make it work, write up a short statement of the location and the information which makes you feel it deserves to be an award hike in the Basin and Range. Bring or send the information to:


Boulder Dam Area Council

7220 S. Paradise Road

Las Vegas, Nevada 89119


Don’t forget to include your name, address and phone number.