James E West Hike

Latest Update: The James E. West Inaugural Hike registration is now open.

There will be an official joint celebration of the Order of the Arrow 100th Anniversary. Register now for this last and final medal hike in the History of Scouting Trail program. The cost per hiker is: $10 at time of registration and 1 donated uniform item when you arrive at the inaugural event.


The following hikes are available 365 days of the year:

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Baden Powell Hike

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Did you know Scoutmasters regularly met at the White House as the scouting movement gained momentum. Presidents Taft and Wilson were instrumental in getting things started, and there’s so much more little-known history of the scouting movement right in our nation’s capital.

Baden-Powell, Boyce, Juliette Low, Livingstone, James West — they were all here in our nation’s capital making it happen, and this National History of Scouting Trail retraces the steps with first-person interactive challenges right where all the history went down.

This is now a nationally recognized trail program with authorization for the attractive metals to be worn on the scout uniform.

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