“Backpacking For Scouts” Manual

Request your own free copy at the bottom. “Backpacking for Scouts” contains Checklists, “Trail Tips”, pictures and useful references for a fun (and safe) wilderness backpacking adventure. Topics include trail leadership, physical conditioning, planning the hike, what to pack, how to buy equipment, taking care of your feet, navigation, wilderness first aid, setting up a campsite, and ideas for fine dining at any altitude.

Backpacking For Scouts
A comprehensive guide for planning and executing a successful backpacking adventure for you or your group.
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Sample Pages – Backpacking for Boys

Table of Contents for “Backpacking for Scouts”

Backpacking Introduction Page 5
Leadership
Hike Planning
Leave No Trace
Ultralight Backpacking

Practice Hikes & Conditioning Page 14
Sample Practice Hikes Schedule
Participation Report with Pack Weights

Protect Your Feet Page 18
Foot Protection System
Tips for Buying Boots
What Is a Blister?
Dealing with Hot Spots
Duct Tape First Aid

Backpacking’s Big Five Purchases Page 22
Shopping for Equipment
Choosing a Backpack
Choosing a Sleeping Bag
Choosing a Shelter/Tent
Choosing a Cooking Stove
Choosing a Water Treatment Methods

Moving Along the Trail Page 41
Packing a Backpack
Moving As A Group
Rules of the Trail
Following a Trail
Maps, GPS, and Navigation Tools
Maps and Compass
Trail Profiles

Setting Up Your Campsite Page 53
Pitching a Tent
Black Bears and Smellables
Hanging Food From Trees
Setting Up Your Campsite (continued)
Campfires
Digging a Cat Hole
Staying Clean – Swimming

Hiking Safety Page 67
Getting Lost
Weather/Lightning
Forest Fires
Unexpected Snow

Scourges of the Forest Page 71
Poisonous Snakes
Poison Oak
Mosquitoes Suck
Ticks

Wilderness First Aid Page 79
Preparation is the Key
S.A.M.P.L.E.
Mountain Maladies
Common Injuries
Building a First Aid Kit

Meals, Food and Nutrition Page 86
Menu and Duty Roster
Nutritional Value
How Do You Eat?
Top Ten Trail Food Tips
Menu Ideas
Cleaning up After Meals

Dealing with Fear, Panic and Paranoia Page 97
Conducting a Pack Check

Pack List (What to Carry and Why) Page 100
Pack List Weights
50 miler Clothing & Equipment Pack List
Personal Equipment Descriptions
Clothing Descriptions
Group Equipment Descriptions

“Backpacking for Boys” is free for Scout leaders. Request it by emailing [email protected] and a Google Doc link will be emailed to you. Include your unit number and location in the request.

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809 thoughts on ““Backpacking For Scouts” Manual”

  1. “Backpacking for Boys” seems like a great resource for someone moving from cubscouts to boyscouts. I’d be grateful for a copy. Thank you. (Troop 805 – Danville, CA)

  2. Could we please get a copy of Backpacking for Boys? We are going to get our troop back into backpacking this year (after several years without). Thank you!
    Eric E.
    Troop 2131
    Arcadia, CA

  3. Please send a copy of Backpacking for Boys. Thanks for this excellent resource!
    S Renner
    Troop 15
    Montgomery AL

  4. Please send me a copy of “Backpacking for Boys.” Thanks you.

    Brad Horning
    Troop 430
    Chesapeake Beach, MD

  5. Please send a copy of “Backpacking for Boys.” Thank you very much.

    Betsy Link
    Troop 86
    Brentwood, TN

  6. Our troop is planning our first backpacking trip. This looks it will be a great resource for us. Please send when you can.

    Lance
    Troop33. St. Charles, Illinois

  7. Please send me a copy of “Backpacking for Boys”. This looks like an excellent resource for our troop.

    Thank you,
    Robert
    Troop 389
    Maricopa, AZ

  8. Please send me the link for “Backpacking for Boys”

    Barry Sanders
    Troop 79
    Bowling Green, KY

  9. Your website is a great resource. As a physician who has also attended recent Wilderness Medicine conferences, I was impressed by the info on water purification with up to date and accurate information.

    Please send me a copy of “Backpacking for Boys”.

    Thanks,

    Ray
    Troop 516
    Napa, CA

  10. Please send me a copy of “Backpacking for Boys.” Thank you!
    Phil Miller
    Troop 7007
    Benicia, CA

  11. My husband and kids going backpacking soon, it will be the first time for the boys! My husband is an eagle scout. This is the perfect book for the boys. Thank you.

  12. George Harrison, Scoutmaster
    Troop 757
    Viera, Florida

    Thank you for the great resource!

  13. Please send a the Google Doc Link for Backpacking for Boys please.

    Eric Campbell
    Scoutmaster, Troop 716
    Hope Mills, NC

  14. Please send me a copy of Backpacking for Boys

    David McClure
    ASM, Troop 116
    Fayetteville, AR

  15. Please send a copy of Backpacking for Boys.
    Thank you.

    Curtis Coleman
    Venture Crew 314 Advisor
    Yukon, OK

  16. Requesting link for “Backpacking for Boys”

    Jason Weihe
    ASM, Troop 161
    Niwot, CO

  17. Would like a copy of Backpacking for Boys.

    Thanks!

    Andy Marsh
    Troop Committee Chair, Troop 439, Lebanon, PA

  18. Would like a copy of Backpacking for Boys
    Thanks!

    William Hursey
    Scoutmaster, Troop 622, Dublin NC

  19. Would like a copy of Backpacking for Boys.
    Thanks!

    Jacob Hager
    Assistant Scoutmaster, Troop 234, Blanchard, OK

  20. May I get a copy of this link so that I may share it with my boy scouts.
    Thank you,
    Troop 888, Covina CA

  21. This is great. Can you send me the “Backpacking For Boys” Manual.

    Find us on Scoutbook. Troop 255 Knoxville

  22. Please can you send me a link for this PDF, it looks like a great read for any scout leader.

    26th Galway, Ireland

  23. Please send me the link for the Backpacking for Boys PDF. Thanks!
    Troop 60 in Danville, Ca

    Warm Regards,
    Manpreet

  24. Great site! Please send me a copy of “Backpacking for Boys.

    We’re trying to get away from car-camping. Thanks, Bob Keener

  25. Please send me the link for the Backpacking for Boys PDF. Thanks!

    Pack 862, St. Ignatius, Reading, PA 19605

  26. Very interesting resource.
    Please send the link for “Backpacking for Boys”

    Thank You!

    Pack 3628
    Mt Pleasant MI

  27. Please send me the Backpacking for Boys document.

    Thanks,

    Jack Hawkins
    Scoutmaster Troop 119
    Mandeville, LA

  28. I am with Troop 3 Saginaw Texas. Please share the link for “Backpacking for Boys”

    Thank you in advance

    Jean Rowell

  29. Assistant Scoutmaster
    Troop 15
    San Francisco, CA

    Please send a link for “Backpacking for Boys”

    Thank you.

  30. Please Send me a link for “Backpacking for Boys”

    C.O.R. Troop 1006
    Lehi Utah

    Thank you for sharing.

    Rob Hilmo

  31. Assistant Scoutmaster
    Troop 1323
    Klein TX

    Please send the link for “backpacking for boys”

    Thank you !!

  32. Assistant Scoutmaster
    Troop 200
    Wilmington NC

    Please send the link for “backpacking for boys”

    Thank you !!

  33. Assistant Scoutmaster
    Troop 11
    Gastonia, NC

    Please send me a link for “Backpacking for Boys”

    Thank you for this great resource!!

  34. Please send me the link to “Backpacking for Boys” I lessened about this book from the backpacking basics at Baden Powell University in Grand Canyon council. I’m part of troop 827 and round table staff for Scoutmaster breakout.

  35. Please provide a copy of “Backpacking for Boys” as a resource for our troops in the Frontier District, Cheyenne Wyoming.

    Thank you.

    YIS,

    Jim Vickery
    District Commissioner

  36. I am a Scout Leader. I would like a copy of backpacking for boys please.

    Thank you for your time!

    Troop 157
    Round Rock, Texas

  37. Hi, Roger from SVMBC Troop 455- Hollister, please re-send me the link to this great doc, misplaced it.

  38. The Troop 456 Scout Leader is requesting the “Backpacking for Boys Manual” for our upcoming 50 mile trip at the end of July 2017. Thanks for the valuable info!

  39. Bad email address provided. Sorry but the Manual cannot be sent until we get a different email address.
    Troop 783 requests the link to backpacking for boys.

  40. Troop 1123 in Woods Cross Utah. Please send me the Google Docs Link for the Backpacking for Boys Manual.

    Thanks,
    Ron

  41. Greetings,
    Thanks for the great Scouting resource.
    Please send the link for “Backpacking for Boys”
    Thanks,
    Ed Witte
    Troop 963 Valparaiso, IN

  42. Hello,
    Please send me the link for the Backpacking For Boys book. I am an Assistant Scoutmaster with BSA Troop 89 in Hillsborough, NJ.

    Thank you in advance and best regards,
    Dennis McCarthy

  43. Please the link for the Backpacking for boys manual. It looks like an excellent resource.

    Thank you

    Jody Smith
    Troop Committee 386
    Louisville, KY 40220

  44. I am very interested. Please send me a copy of the Backpacking for boys manual.
    Thanks!

    Gloria L.
    Pack 10th Richmond Hill
    Toronto, Ontario

  45. Please send a copy of the Backpacking for boys manual. Thank you

    Bryan C.
    ASM Troop 510
    Kennesaw, GA

  46. Please send me the backpacking for boys book.

    Doubles Dodd
    Scoutmaster, Troop 217, Bakersfield CA

  47. For some reason my link to the doc is gone. Can you please resend? Much appreciated.
    ASM Troop 92 Milpitas

  48. Please send me a copy of the Backpaking for boys manual.
    Thanks!

    Louie Katona III
    Scoutmaster Troop 106
    Bucyrus, Ohio 44820

  49. Our troop is going on a 50 miler this summer. I would love a copy of the backpacking for boys manual.

  50. I am a Scoutmaster in Wisconsin and would like very much to see your Backpacking for Boys” guide.

    Thank you for putting together this tremendous resource.

    Rob Glazier
    Troop 19
    Muskego, WI

  51. Hi, I’m part of troop 255 from middleton Idaho. I was looking at investing in some good gear for our upcoming high adventure trip and this looks like an excellent place to start. If i could get a link to the backpacking for boys book, that would be great.

  52. I just saw this site and the “backpacking for Boys” looks like it would provide valuable information for our scouts.

    Thank you!

    Troop 850, Cincinnati, OH

  53. Please send the link to the guide. This looks like it should really help.

    Thank you. Troop 130, Colorado

  54. Please send a copy of Backpacking for Boys. We are doing a 50-miler along the Florida National Scenic Trail on the Eglin Reservations. The scouts installed Hammock Trees at one of the campsites on the trail as their conservation project.

  55. Troop 16 Springfield,MO please email the link for backpacking as our scouts are wanting to start backpacking

  56. Please email me the manual, we have a backpacking 50 miler coming up this summer and this will be helpful for our boys.
    Team 204, Gig Harbor, WA

  57. Please email me the manual – Backpacking for Boys. Our troop is planning some long range hiking. Thanks

    Troop 900 – VA

  58. Please email me the link, we have a backpacking trip coming up this summer and this will be helpful for our boys.
    Troop 829 San Tan Valley Arizona

  59. Trying to get my troop more interested in backpacking. This would be a great guide.

    Thank you
    Troop 516 Puyallup, WA

  60. Please email me the link, we have a backpacking trip coming up this summer and this will be helpful for our boys.
    Troop 309 Bountiful Utah

    Thanks

  61. Thanks for all your work on this site!

    I am SM for Troop 249 Moraga. I heard about 50miler.com during the recent LEAD training event in Mt. Diablo Silverado Council.

    Please send a copy of your guide.

  62. My son and I are planning a section hike of the AT in Georgia next summer your manual sounds invaluable to have along the way.
    Thanks

  63. Happy New Year!

    Please email the link for the “Backpacking for Boys” manual.

    Troop 225 – Orlando, FL.

    Thank you so much

    Blessings.

  64. I am the Scoutmaster of Troop 628 in Michas, N.Y. Could you please send me a copy of Backpacking for Boys.

    Thank You

  65. Please send me a copy of the Backpacking for Boys Manual. I’m going to do a trip with my Troop in the spring. Troop 628 from Machias N.Y.

  66. Hi there. I’m an ASM for Troop 1171 in the Dallas area. Prepping two crew for Philmont in 2017. Please send me the link for Backpacking for Boys.

    YiS,

    Terry Hoover

  67. Aloha,

    I’m Scoutmaster of Troop 40, Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii. Please send me the link for Backpacking or Boys.

    Mahalo (Thanks).

  68. Hi,

    I’m Scoutmaster of Troop 170 in Macon, GA. Please send me the link for Backpacking for Boys.

    Thanks!

  69. I am scout master for troop 258 point pleasant wv. Please send me link for Backpacking for Boys. It will be a great resource

  70. please send me the link for backpacking for Boys. Troop 425 in Overland Park, KS.
    thanks so much.

  71. Hi.

    Can I request the link for the Backpacking for Boys? Even though we have girls in our troops in Canada, I suspect most of the material would be the same.

    Thanks.

    Wayne Morrison
    10th Barrie Scoutmaster

  72. GREAT resource!!
    Please send me the link of “backpacking for boys”

    Thank you!!

    Troop 715, Walnut , CA

  73. Thanks for the great resource. Could you please send me a copy of “Backpacking for Boys”.

    Thanks again.

    Chris Kelley
    Scoutmaster
    BSA Troop 76
    Old Town, ME.

    Bad email provided. Cannot send.

  74. Hello,
    I am an Assistant Scoutmaster in Boy Scout Troop 13, Newcastle, CA.
    I have started a Wood Badge ticket to help my troop to further develop our backpacking program.
    Please send the link for the download copy of “Backpacking for Boys.”

    Thanks!

  75. Please send me the link for the Backpacking for Boys. The 50 miler will be next year!
    Troop 73, Gorham, Maine

    thanks!

  76. Hi,

    I’m with a Cub Scout troop in Waterford, Ireland. I would like to request a copy of “Backpacking for Boys”, please.

    Thank you!

  77. Hello,
    Would like to request a copy of “Backpacking for Boys”

    Thank you,
    Eric Abrams
    T-90 ASM-Venture
    BSA Climbing Director

  78. Please send me a copy of “Backpacking for Boys”.

    Thanks for providing such valuable help!

    Phil
    Scoutmaster troop 344 Logan, Utah

  79. Hi

    Can you send a copy of the list to our Venture Crew? They are planning their first backpacking trip.

    Thanks.
    Kirsten Crew 721

  80. Please send a copy of the guide. Thanks!

    Tara Bennett
    Troop 650 Norcross, GA
    Troop 3031 Duluth, GA
    Pack 420 Duluth, GA

  81. Would you please send me a copy of your guide? Than you for putting th1s togethwr. Troop 320 North Carolina

  82. Thanks for organizing such a great resource. We are looking forward to receiving it!

    Deven Davis
    Troop 718, Eagle Idaho

  83. Please send me a copy of your “Backpacking for Boys” manual for Scout leaders. We are going on a 6 day backpacking trip this July.

    Thanks.

    Troop 256, Tidewater Council
    Portsmouth, VA

  84. Troop 827 Seattle Washington. Hiking the Cascades this summer. We are looking forward to the manual. Thanks

  85. Please send me a copy of the “Backpacking for Boys” manual. I am planning ahead.

    Pack 246 Woodland Hills, CA

    Thank you!!

  86. I am the assistant scoutmaster for Troop 269 in Cadiz, OH. We’re a young troop and I’m working with the SM to organize us into a “High Adventure” Troop and this is a great resource!! Thank you for the help!! I look forward to getting the book!

  87. Troop 430, Lake Elsinore CA

    We want to expand the horizons with the younger scouts. Please send the link for your book. Thx.

  88. Please send me a copy of your “Backpacking for Boys” manual for Scout leaders. We are going on a 4 day backpacking trip this July.

    Thanks for your help with this.

    Olds 2nd Scout Troop
    Olds, Alberta, Canada

  89. Please send me a copy of the “Backpacking for Boys” is free for Scout leaders. Our troop, 1450 from Rockville MD is planning several hikes prior to Philmont in 2017.
    Thanks!

  90. ASM for Troop 146 in El Sobrante, CA, Herms District, MDSC
    Developing and setting up our units outdoor program.
    Recently completed HAT Core, OKPIK 1, Basic Backpacking, and R&WFA with the MDSC Hat Team.
    Requesting link to “Backpacking for Boys”. Manual highly recommended by the HAT Team. Thank you

  91. Troop 24 from Wilton, NY. Please send a link for the manual. This will be good resource for the new scout. Thanks.

  92. Please send me a copy of the “Backpacking for Boys” is free for Scout leaders. Our troop 868 in Miami, FL . We are planning a backpacking trip.

  93. Please send me a copy of the “Backpacking for Boys” is free for Scout leaders. Our troop, 53 Randolph NJ is planning on backpacking Devils Path in NY.

    Thanks

  94. SM for Troop 3 in Twin Falls, Idaho. Please send the manual, we are planning a 50 miler trip to the Bob Marshall in Montana and are very excited to get started. Thank you.

  95. Great information on this site. Please send a link for the manual. I am an ASM with Troop 122 in Howland, OH. Thank you.

  96. I am ASM for troop 275 in Prunedale Ca and would love a copy to share with the troop. We are in the planning process to do a 50+ miler in the Emigrant Wilderness this coming summer. Thanks for all the great information and I look forward to sharing your information.

    ASM Tom Laycock
    Troop 275
    Prunedale, Ca

  97. Troop 56, Richland Iowa.
    We are planning our 50 miler for summer and would love to have the link for the manual (even though we rely heavily on our Scout book).
    Please and thank you!
    Jeff

  98. Old North State Troop 122 Colfax NC

    Our first 50 miler this summer!
    Thanks in advance for the link!

    Can you comment on sleeping in bags vs hammocks? Hammocks lighter weight but body always curled up?

  99. Troop 101 Marshfield, MA. Great website. We’re starting a hiking/backpacking for our Troop so I’m looking to educate Scouts (and parents). Please send me the manual.

    Thank you.

  100. Troop 97 in Shreveport, La. Just found the site. Great info, thanks for sharing. Looking forward to reading the manual. Thanks again !

  101. Troop 23 in Downingtown, PA. Great website. Please send a link to the manual. Thanks!

  102. I am the camping coordinator for Troop 108 in Lisle, IL and we are going to start working on our backpacking merit badge and your manual looks to be very comprehensive and informative. I would greatly appreciate a copy!

    Thanks
    Jason

  103. Hi, I am an Assistant Scoutmaster of Troop 23 in Bloomfield, NJ, and I would love to have a copy of Backpacking for Boys. In a couple months, I will be leading my scout troop on their first backpacking trip, and this looks like a great resource to have.

    Thanks.

  104. I am the Scout Master for Troop 191 in Jackson, GA.

    We are planning a backpacking outing in the near future and I would like to have some information in regards to proper backpacking methods.

    Thanks for your help,

    Larry Marchman

  105. Troop 61 from Erie, PA. Would you please send us a copy of your manual, Backpacking for Boys.

  106. We are going on a 50-miler in July. We are interested in getting your manual. Troop 524 in Ridgecrest CA. I am a Varity Scoutmaster.

  107. I would like to request the “Backpacking for Boys” Google Doc. I’m a Scouter and Scout father with Troop 93 of the Los Padres Council in California.

  108. We are going on a 50-miler in July. We are interested in getting your manual. Troop 167 in Ogden Utah. I am the Scoutmaster.

    Thanks!

  109. Hi , I am with Troop 874 in San Ramon, CA Please forward the link

    Thank you!

    Marc, unfortunately the email you provided keeps bouncing. Do you have another email address for us?

  110. Please send link for the Backpacking for Boys Manual.

    I am with Troop 21, Brentwood, CA

    Thanks for the presentation!

  111. Hi Mike,

    Troop 234 in Moraga, CA would really like to have the link for “Backpacking for Boys” to help get our scouts prepared for more backpacking. Thank you!

  112. 3 ASMs from our troop, myself included, are just in the beginning stage of transitioning our boys from frontcountry to backcountry camping. We have taken HAT training and others through Orange County Council so as to be able to prepare for it. This seems like a website loaded with stuff that we could use. Right now we are teaching the Camping, Hiking and Backpacking Merit badges to get them ready for the Spring here in California.

    Thanks for the valuable information! Thanks in advance for the link!

    Troop 720, Alta Loma, CA

  113. Troop 1048 Crew 2048 Whitehall, MI

    I would greatly appreciate the “Backpacking for Boys” e-book for use with our youth and those working on the Backpacking merit badge.

  114. Hi Mike, Good talking with you this afternoon. Please send me the link to Backpacking For Boys. With your permission, I would like to distribute the link to the BBA class. There are 13 participants and 2 other staff members. Thanks.

  115. How do I get a copy of the “Backpacking for Boys” manual to share with my Webelos? Thanks!
    Pack 40, Mount Pleasant, SC

  116. Please send the Backpacking for Boys link. Thank you
    On behalf of Troop 461 in Pearland Texas, thank you very much. This will be required reading for the Dragon Slayer Patrol!!

  117. Troop 144 from Orangevale, CA. I’m looking forward to reading and sharing the information you’ve collected.

  118. Troop 163 San Tan Valley, AZ. Please send a link for the “Backpacking for Boys manual”. I am the scout committee chair.

    Great Information, thank you for putting it together!

  119. I am with a Girl Scout Troop 1067, but I think this could be “backpacking for girls” just as easily!

  120. Please send a link for the “Backpacking for Boys” manual. I am an new adult leader of Troop 201, Herricks, NY.

    Thanks for all the great information.

  121. Troop 42
    High Point, NC
    Please send “Backpacking for Boys”. I am not the official Scoutmaster, but found this online and wish to share with my son’s troop.
    Thank you.
    Mike

  122. I am Troop Coordinator for an American Heritage Girls troop in Virginia. We have older girls interested in going backpacking, and I think “Backpacking for Boys” would be a great resource. I doubt one exists for girls. 🙂 Any chance I can get a copy?

  123. This website is great, thank you for helping us be prepared. Please send me a copy for the document. Troop 45 Warwick NY.

  124. I would love a copy of this for my Scout and to share with his Troop 153, Tulsa, Oklahoma

    Thank you- Erin W.

  125. Please send a copy of backpacking for boys – looks like a great resource for my tenderfoot in Troop 75, Los Altos CA

  126. Please send the link for Backpacking for Boys. It will be a great resource as we prepare for a 50-miler in the Great Smoky Mountains NP.

    YIS,
    Tom Sugar
    Assistant Scoutmaster
    Troop 358
    Zionsville, IN

  127. Please share the backpacking for boys manual. I am one of the high adventure coordinators for our troop-
    Troop 71, Libertyville, IL

  128. My troop will being going to Philmont this following year. I would appreciate a copy of your Backpacking for boys. This I will make available for the boys in the troop.
    Thank You Very Much
    SM Rick L Music

    Troop 465
    North Manchester, Indiana

  129. Pack #413 Mount Olive, AL

    We would love to have a copy sent to both email addresses. We are getting the Webelos ready to move up and introducing the other Cub Dens to the gear and skills. I love the website so far and digital documentation is the key to success in the society we are living in.

  130. Please send me a copy of the manual. Thank you for supporting scouting!
    Troop 65 Arlington Heights, IL

  131. Please send a copy of Backpacking for Boys. Thank you!
    Troop 398–Dash Point, Washington State

  132. Requesting the “Backpacking for Boy” document for Troop 115, Snoqualmie, Washington.

    Kevin Sauer, Scoutmaster

  133. Hi, I’m an Explorer Scout Leader in the UK and would like a link to this if possible.
    Thanks very much.
    Triumph Explorer Unit
    Ebor District
    York
    United Kingdom

  134. Please send a copy of Backpacking for Boys. Thank you.
    Lans Leedy
    ASM Troop 4007
    Bellingham, WA

  135. I am a scout leader and would love the backpacking for boys. Our Unit number is 6708. We live in Cottonwood Heights, Utah

  136. Please send a copy of Backpacking for Boys. Thank you very much.
    Dom Femino
    Assistant Scoutmaster Troop 5 Pasadena

  137. Please provide the link to Backpacking for Boys.

    Thank you,
    Randy Jones, ASM
    Troop 330
    St Augustine, FL

    P.S. We’re doing our first “backpack” campout at Hontoon Island State Park at the end of May.

  138. Please send me the link for “Backpacking for Boys”.
    It looks like it has a wealth of helpful information. Thanks.

    Gary Nichols
    Assistant Scoutmaster
    Troop 548 Longmont Colorado

  139. Please send me the link for “Backpacking for Boys”.

    Sincerely,

    Asst Scoutmaster Troop 55

  140. please send me a copy of backpacking for boys. i am Scoutmaster of troop 1886
    thanks

  141. I would love and appreciate a copy of Backpacking For Boys!! THANK YOU!!
    Troop 188
    Bakersfield, CA

  142. please send me a copy of Backpacking for Boys. I am belong to Pack 210 at McGee’s Crossroad in Angier, NC

  143. Please send a copy of the Backpacking for Boys guide.
    My two boys and I going with their troop on the Chilkoot Trail and I think this will be a lot of help to us and other boys in the troop. Troop 1 Fairbanks, AK

  144. I am an adult chaperone for some boy scouting backpacking trips for Troop 230 in Yardley, PA. I need as much education as I can get and your Backpacking for Boys guide seems like a gread start. Thanks!

  145. Please send me a link to the Backpacking for Boys guide. Thank you for creating such excellent resources – both the website and the guide are a fantastic help.

  146. I would like a copy also please!
    Cheers,

    Andy
    Pack 205 – Adult Leader
    Troop 815 – ASM / Merit Badge Counselor
    Danville, CA.

  147. Please send a copy of Backpacking for Boys

    thanks!

    Daniel Cluff
    Scout Master
    (Just changed from 485, don’t know new number)
    Washington Utah
    84780

  148. Please send a copy of Backpacking for Boys.

    Assistant Scoutmaster
    Trapper Trails Council
    Old Ephriam District
    Troop 90
    Logan, UT

  149. Please send a cop of Backpacking for Boys.

    Thanks!

    Arnie Wolff
    Scout Master
    Troop 317
    Shoreline, WA 98155

  150. Please send me a copy of the book. I am leading a group of scouts on a a trip along the AT this summer.

    Thanks.

    Greg Cassio
    Pack 207
    Troop 309
    South Plainfield, NJ 07080

  151. I would like a copy of “Backpacking for Boys.”

    William Parker
    AVC
    Troop 1334
    Allen, TX 75002

  152. Please send a copy of the “Backpacking for Boys.”

    Peter Moon
    ASM
    Troop 4187
    Fletcher, OK 73541

  153. I have one boy in Cub Scouts and one who just bridged to Boy Scouts. This manual sounds like I would be able to use it for both. I am the Den Leader for our Cub Scout Pack and I believe it would be very helpful.
    Thank You,
    Ken Keeling
    Troop 244
    Pack 244
    Radford, VA 24141

  154. I would like a copy of “Backpacking for Boys.”

    Ken McCall
    ASM
    Troop 26
    Arroyo Grande, CA 93420

  155. Please send me a copy of “Backpacking for Boys.”

    Thank you.

    Greg Grulikowski
    ASM
    Troop 728
    Mission Viejo, CA

  156. Can you send me a copy of “Backpacking for Boys”

    Nate Roeth
    Assistant Scoutmaster
    Troop 967
    College Station, TX

  157. I would like to receive a copy of “Backpacking for Boy’s”

    Bill Freligh
    Assistant Scoutmaster
    Troop 459
    Goose Creek, SC

    I usta be an Eagle!!!

  158. I would like a copy of ‘Backpacking for Boys’

    Michelle Holland
    Troop 609
    Birmingham, AL

  159. I would like a copy of “Backpacking for Boys.”

    Peter Sideris
    Scout Master
    Troop 28
    Morris, Ct

    Thanks,

  160. i would like a copy of “Backpacking for Boys”

    Rich Lopez
    Scoutmaster
    Troop 117
    Sandpoint, Idaho

  161. I would like a copy of “Backpacking for Boys.”

    Scott Knight
    ASM
    Troop 221
    Madisonville, Louisiana.

  162. I would love to have a look at this resource to get a plan set up for Trailife troop 411. Thank you.

  163. I’m the Scoutmaster for Troop 8 in Bethesda, MD. We are planning a self-supported 50 Miler this summer. Looking forward to receiving a copy of “Backpacking for Boys.”

  164. Hi, would love a copy of “Backpacking for Boys” I am a scoutmaster of Troop 455 Hollister, CA. We will be doing a 50 in a year or two as we get enough older boys.

    I will like your Facebook page also..

    thanks, Roger

  165. What an excellent resource! Our boys are beginning planning for High Knoll at Blue Ridge Scout Reservation this summer!

    Troop 36
    Carrollton, Virginia

  166. Please send me the link to “Backpacking for Boys”

    John Stryjewski
    Asst. Scoutmaster
    Troop 343
    Merritt Island, Florida

    Thanks

  167. Please send me a copy of the backpacking manual.

    RwLambert
    Varsity Team Coach
    Troop 995
    Orem UT

    Thank you.

  168. Thanks for all the resources. Requesting a copy of the Backpacking Guide for Boys. Troop 241 Harrisburg, PA

    Thanks,
    Mark, ASM

  169. Thanks for all the great information. I am requesting a free copy of “Backpacking for Boys”.
    Thank you.

  170. I would also like to have a copy of the manual, Backpacking for Boys. Thanks

    Dave B
    Varsity Team 7291
    Riverton UT

  171. Can I please get a copy for our unit. About 3 of our boys have experience, the rest do not and we are getting ready for our 1st backpacking trip.

    Thanks,

    Troop 720
    Lehigh Acres, FL

  172. Not sure if I have already requested this book or not. I am very much interested in getting a copy for my scouts. Troop 201 Plover, WI
    Thanks

  173. I would like a copy as we are planning a trek for spring summer 2015.

    Thanks
    Charles Hiser
    Scoutmaster Troop 1026
    Douglas, WY

  174. I would like to request a copy of Backing for Boys.

    Brian Maenner
    Scoutmaster
    Troop 90
    Centralia, MO

    Thanks!

  175. I would appreciate the link to Backpacking for boys. I am a new leader (3 months) and am heading up the Philmont trek next June. I’m far from new to backpacking, but taking a group of boys is the difference.
    Thanks,

    Earl Martin
    Troop 780
    Dallas Texas

  176. I would like a copy of “Backpacking For Boys” sent to my email. I really appreciate all the work you’ve put into this website. I am hoping all of this will be a great resource for some younger scouts. Thanks a lot!

  177. Enjoying preparing our packs Webelos scouts transition into troop level activities. The manual (print) will help transition parents by providing them a published document to support one of the normal activity done in a Boy Scout Troop (Backpacking).

    Thank you and everyone who may have contributed..

  178. This looks like a great resource, thanks for offering it! Please send a copy. Many thanks from Troop 633, North Branford, CT

  179. I’d love a copy of backpacking for boys, I done approximately 40 miles of the Superior Hiking Trail with my sons and some other dads and sons and am always looking for how to do it better next time! I look forward to the PDF and will bookmark your site! Thanks!

    Brian Snyder
    Asst Scoutmaster
    Troop 91
    St Paul, MN

  180. Please send a copy of Backpacking for boys.

    Thank you
    Tracy Coltrain
    Committee Chair
    Troop 911
    Greenville, NC

  181. I just wanted to say Thank You! With your guide as a good starting point and supplemental training from a variety of local and online research, our troop (Troop 281, President Ford Field Service Council, Walker MI) just finished our first ever ” high adventure trip”. 10 scouts and 6 adults earned their 50 miler on Isle Royale National Park. Hiked 54 miles.

  182. Please send me a copy of the “Backpacking For Boys” manual. We are with Troop 147 in Bakersfield, CA. Thank you.

    Jim Shepherd

  183. Looking top plan a program around backpacking next year. Looking forward to some practical hints and tips. Please send PDF.

  184. Please send me a copy of the “Backpacking For Boys” manual. We are with Troop 70 in Newtown, CT. Thank you.

    Cheers, Tony

  185. Hi, would you please forward me a copy of the PDF Book? I’m the Outdoor Coordinator for Troop 529 in Kenmore, NY as well as the Co-Chair of the GNFC Niagara Trekkers, the local Council’s Backpacking Guides program.

  186. Will you please send me a copy of “Backpacking for Boys”

    I am the Varsity Coach for team 1432.

    Saratoga Springs, Utah

    Thank you!!

  187. Troop 139, Springville, UT. Please send us Backpacking for Boys.

    Thank you!

    – Sean

  188. I met you at the San Ramon REI where you helped me with a pack. Great site! May I get a copy please?

    Thanks,

    Lance Hawkes
    Troop 72 Vacaville

  189. Please send me a copy of the “Back Packing for Boys.” I am an assistant Scout master for Troop 36 in Knoxville, TN. We are starting a backpacking program with nine new Scouts. Thank You

  190. Please send me a copy of backpacking for Boys, I am the scout leader for Troop 1587 in Santaquin Utah. I have been a scoutmaster for 19 years and have never before done a backpacking trip! My boys want their 50 miler next year and I need all the help I can get!

  191. Please send a copy of backpacking for boys.

    Thanks
    Mike Vale
    1st Elmira Scouts
    Elmira ON Canada

  192. Please send me a copy of Backpacking for boys

    Thank You

    Cindy Copperthite
    Troop 649
    Escondido CA

  193. I would love a copy of “Backpacking for Boys” please.

    Thank you,
    Lance Proffit
    Troop, Team, Crew 79
    Snohomish, WA

  194. Please send me a copy of Backpacking for Boys

    Thank you.

    Travis Carroll
    Crew 222
    Granite Falls WA

  195. Please send me a copy of Backpacking for Boys.

    Thanks!

    Justin Jones
    Troop 1152
    South Jordan, UT

  196. Please send me a copy of “Backpacking for Boys”

    Troop 49
    Jen Smith
    1111 Mauney Rd
    Stanley, NC 28164

  197. Please send me a copy of Backpacking for Boys.

    Thank You.

    Paul Martinson
    Crew 537
    Citrus Heights CA

  198. Would you please send me a copy of your “Backpacking for boys”? Thank you.
    And if and if finance It looks like a great resource.

  199. Mike,

    Thanks for fitting my backpack today, very much appreciated.
    Please send a copy of your book.

    Steve Gomas
    Troop Guide ASM
    Troop 803 Danville, CA.

  200. Please send me a copy of Backpacking For Boys. Thank you.

    Sean Mooring
    Assistant Scoutmaster
    Troop 124
    Clayton, NC

  201. Doug, Got this error message on your email:
    I announced earlier that this account was headed for deletion. Well, trigger pulled.

    This is an automated response. Nope, I did not get your email. Contact me by all other means.

    Hasta la vista baby!

  202. Please send me a PDF of your Backpacking for Boys. We are Troop 134, Pomo District, Redwood Empire Council, Santa Rosa, CA

    Thanks,

    Doug

  203. Please send me a copy of Backpacking for Boys for Troop 50, Knoxville, TN.

    Thank you.

    Marcus

  204. Would you please send me a copy of “Backpacking for Boys”? Thank you. And thank you for having this resource available.

    Kelden
    Team/Crew 388, Idaho Falls, ID

  205. please send me a copy of backpacking for boys, for mt. hamiguitan range wildlife sanctuary, davao oriental, philippines.ty

  206. Please send me a copy of Backpacking for Boys. Troop 424 Shawnee, Ok

    Thank You,

    Shannon Smith, SM

  207. I’m with Troop 280 in Albuquerque, NM. Our Scouts are transitioning from park and plop camping to backpacking…grateful if you could forward the “Backpacking for Boys” .pdf to the above Email address.

    Yours in Scouting,

    Brian

  208. Please send a copy of your “Backpacking for Boys” for Troop 551, Holladay, UT. Planning a trip and climb to King’s Peak in June this year with our Troop. Thank You!

  209. Hello, Book looks great. Starting a high adventure position in our district and this looks to be a great resource. Would appreciate a copy.

    Troop 60 Paso Robles, CA

  210. Great website – found it when I was planning a multi-night backpacking trip! Please send a copy of “Backpacking for Boys” to Troop 366, Pittsburgh PA.
    Thx.

    C. Leonard
    ASM

  211. I am developing a backpacking program with Girl Scouts and the Backpacking for Boys publication would be a wonderful guide. Would you please send me a copy? Thank you very much.

  212. I am an eagle scout who is looking at getting back into scouting. This manual would be a great addition and very helpful to the troop that I help/ lead. Could you please send me a copy of Backpacking for Boys?

    What is your email address? I need that to send you a copy.

  213. I am the Scoutmaster of Troop 587 in Virginia Beach and would very much appreciate a copy of the Backpacking for Boys.

  214. Please send a copy of Backpacking for Boys to Troop 744, Miami, FL. We are planning a 50 miler in March.
    David
    SM

  215. Please send me a copy of Backpacking For Boys. I am a Scout leader of an LDS troop in Utah.

    Would love to send but need your email.

  216. Please send a copy. This looks like it would be very helpful for our scouts.

    D. Prince, Scoutmaster
    Troop 334, Albany, OR

  217. Wow! What an extensive manual. Our troop has been working on a manual with many obstacles due to minimal experience with the adult leadership. We put out an invitation of help from other leaders with many different ways of going about setting up a successful backpacker. We took all the suggestions and then came across 50miler.com and the manual they have available. I’ve read through the manual and very much impressed. I will be getting with our committee and hiking leadership and let them take this manual and try to implement into our group of boys. Thank you very much.

  218. Thanks for making this available! Troop 212 in Marshfield MA is planning backpacking trips for Spring & Summer, and would love to use this as a resource to prepare!

    Doug, Assist. Scoutmaster

  219. Please send a copy of “Backpacking for Boys” to Troop 398, Murfreesboro, TN.

    See you on the Trail,

    Mike Warren
    Scoutmaster

  220. I would like to request a copy of Backpacking for Boys for Scout Troop 14 in Ohio. We are planning a 50 miler this upcoming summer and would like to be as thoroughly prepared as possible.

    Thanks!

  221. Please send BS Troop 277 a PDF of Backpacking for Boys, thank you.

    Brian Davin
    Asst. Scoutmaster
    Troop 277
    Kinnelon, NJ

  222. Hello, my husband and I are Scout leaders with 101st Glendale Scout Troop and would love to have a copy of “Backpacking for Boys”.

    Thank you,
    Leslie Burrows
    Calgary, AB Canada

  223. Hoping to learn more about backpacking to support our troop and fellow parents. Please send a copy.

    Troop 89

  224. Please send me a copy of Backpacking for Boys.

    Thanks for putting this together and making it available.

    Committee Member
    Troop 1548

  225. First visit to the site proved disastrous for professional productivity on this Friday afternoon! Absolutely love your work and will certainly spread the word.

    Please send me a copy of Backpacking for Boys.

    Paul Handly, ASM
    Troop 895 Falls Church, VA

  226. Please send the link for the PDF version of “Backpacking for Boys”. I am the Assistant Scoutmaster for Troop 799 in Morgan Hill, CA.

    Thx,
    Rich

  227. Please send me a copy of “Backpacking for Boys”. We’re heading up into the Uinta Mountains later this month.

    Thanks,
    Mahoney
    YM President & Venture Advisor

  228. I would like a copy. Thanks for the excellent resources.

    Mark
    Varsity Coach 7612
    Bountiful, Utah.

  229. This looks like a great publication. Please send a copy so I may review with our scouts – we have 8 new socuts this year!!

    James Wilson
    Troop 401

  230. Please send me a copy of the Backpacking for Boys manual. We are preparing some boys for hiking trips.

    Brian
    York, PA

  231. I would really appreciate a copy of ‘Backpacking for Boys.” Thanks very much.

    Barry
    Unit Commissioner
    Camelback District
    Arizona

  232. Please send me a copy of “Backpacking for Boys”, and let me know if there is anything else you need from me to get this book. Thanks.

  233. Please send me a copy of the “Backpacking for Boys”, and thanks for the help fixing my son’s pack’s zipper the day before he left for summer camp!

    Kevin Gurney, ASM
    Troop 948
    Pleasanton, CA

  234. Hi Mike,
    Please send out a copy of “Backpacking for Boys”
    Looks like excellent insight.

    Thanks
    Don
    Troop 815
    Danville ,Ca.

  235. Firefighter/Paramedic and Father of two scouts. Taking my boys with a friend and his boys on a 30 and a 50 miler in the High Uintahs of Utah in 2 months. I’d really appreciate a copy of “Backpacking for Boys”.

    Thanks,

    Ron

  236. Please send me a copy of “Backpacking for Boys.” Thanks, and nice site.

    Aaron Hodges
    ASM – T874

  237. Request a copy of Backpacking for Boys. Our Trek is June 2014 and started preparing already. Thanks.
    Scoutmaster, Troop 350
    Madison, AL

  238. Please send me a copy of “Backpacking for Boys.” I am the Boy Scout Roundtable Commissioner for Albemarle District/Tidewater Council. We are in NE North Carolina.

    I would lilke to share this resource with the scout leaders.

    Thank You!

  239. Please send me a copy of “Backpacking for Boys.”

    Thank You!

    James

    Troop 508

    Ramseur, NC

  240. Leading a 50 miler in the Marble Mountain Wilderness part of the Klamath National Forest – can you please send me a PDF of Backing for Boys

    Thank you,

    Phil Javete
    ASM Troop 282
    Pleasant Hill, CA

  241. I’m with a Scout Troop that is trying to start backpacking more, and I’d love to get a copy of “Backpacking for Boys”.

  242. I’d love to get a copy of “Backpacking for Boys”. I’m Scoutmaster for 12-13 year-old Scouts in the LDS Church, covering three congregations in Silicon Valley (Los Altos-Mtn View-Sunnyvale) and have 27 Scouts.
    Thanks! In Scouting, Kevin Fitz…

  243. Could you please send me a copy of “Backpacking for Boys”? Thanks!

    Would love to but need an email address.

  244. Please send me a copy of “Backpacking for Boys”; our troop is doing more backpacking than it has done historically. I’m always looking for suggestions for improvement.

    Thanks,

    Steve
    CC Troop 947

  245. Please send me a copy of “Backpacking for Boys”.

    Troop 404, Golden Spread Council, Pampa, TX

    Thank you!

    Deana Schepp

  246. Please send copy of “Backpacking for Boys”. I am currently with the Anasazi District in Logandale, NV within the Las Vegas Area Council.
    Thanks

    Willie

  247. Please send me a copy of “Backpacking for Boys.”

    Thank you!!

    Dan

    Troop 572

    Carolina PR

  248. I would greatly appreciate a copy of “Backpacking for Boys”. We are a new Boy Scout Troop in the Cincinnati Area. All my Scouts are 11, 12 and 13 years old. We are doing our first backpacking trim this summer. We are Troop 135 in Cincinnati, OH.

    Thank You

  249. Can I get a copy? I’m helping a , local Boy Scout troop get ready for their summer trip.

    Thanks
    Andy Bridenthal

  250. Please send me a copy of the “Backpacking for Boys”

    Crew Advisor, Crew 370 Carl Junction, MO

    Thanks in advance

    Curtis

  251. I would like to request a copy of the Backpacking for Boys PDF. I’m with Troop 12 in Spokane Washington

    Thanks!

  252. Please send me the PDF manual “Backpacking for Boys”. Looks to be quite helpful.
    Much thanks!
    Omar
    Asst. Scoutmaster (11 year olds)
    Troop 1103, Lehi, UT

  253. Pls send me a copy of the Backpacking for Boys PDF. I’m an ASM with Troop 116 in downtown San Jose, CA.

    Thank you,

  254. I am an ASM of BSA Troop 260 and would appreciate a copy of the Backpacking for Boys. Kindly email at your earliest convenience. Thank you. And thank you for this valuable web resource. Scott

  255. I am the Scoutmaster of Troop 713 in Del Mar, CA. I would love to get a copy of Backpacking for Boys in preparation for our 50 miler through SEKI this summer. Thanks!

  256. I am an Assistant SM at troop 91 in Allegan, MI. Please send me a copy of backpacking for boys.

    Thanks,
    Dennis F

  257. I am a CM in Troop 989. I believe your Backpacking for Boys would be a great asset to our Troop. Please send me a PDF.
    THANK YOU!

  258. I am on the committee of troop 705 in Lewisville NC and council the scouts of the troop on the Backpacking merit badge. Can you send me the PDF “Backpacking for Boys.

    Thanks

  259. I am the Scoutmaster of Bantam Troop 29 in Connecticut. Would you please send me a PDF of the Backpacking for Boys.
    Thank you
    YIS
    Dan Martineau

  260. I am a unit leader for Pack 417 in Red Bluff. I run the Webelos I and II program. Please send me a copy of Backpacking for Boys. This would be helpful in preparing my boys for Boy Scouts.

  261. May I get a copy of “Backpacking for Boys”?

    Thanks,

    Jim

    James Kohnke
    Asssistant Scoutmaster, Troop 941
    Associate Crew Advisor, Crew 941
    SFBAC Twin Valley Roundtable Commissioner

  262. Our Scouts (Troop 145, Garland, UT) are preparing for a 50 miler this summer. Could you please send me a PDF copy of “Backpacking for Boys”? Thanks!

  263. Nice website and good information. Would appreciate a copy of Backpacking for Boys to share with my troop. Thanks!

  264. I am a new Scoutmaster of Troop 281 (Neal Fonger American Legion) Grandville MI.
    The boys have set a goal of learning backpacking and planning for a big trip within 18 months. I believe they can do it. I would like a copy of the manual so we can begin the process of preparing/ planning and practicing. (plus I need to get back closer to my Marine Corps weight…)
    Any advice and assistance would be greatly appreciated.
    Our small Troop has 6 14-16 y/o’s and 6 that are in their 1st year or 2.
    Thanks

  265. Hello, I run a 4-H club at our Youth Center and we are going over our Outdoor Adventure curriculum and hiking, camping and first aid are all a part of this. I was wondering if I too could have a copy of the manual in a PDF form to my email please?

    Thanks,
    Donna M.

  266. Hi, I’m a leader with Troop 244 in Greensboro, North Carolina. Please send me a copy of backpacking for boys. Thanks

  267. I would like a copy of this manuel. Taking the scouts (Troop 83, Grove City, OH) on the AP Trail this summer for a 50 miler. Thanks in advance emailing me a copy. Much appreciated.

  268. I am the Scoutmaster for Troop 1812. Can you please send me a PDF of the Backpacking for Boys?

    Thanks….Tim

  269. I am an Assistant Cubmaster of Pack 130 in Jonesborough, TN. My boy just crossed over.
    I would appreciate a PDF copy of Backpacking for Boys.
    We are hoping to plan hiking trips this spring and summer.
    Thanks!
    Tim

  270. Hi i am an ASM for troop 631 in Joseph UT. Great site a lot of really useful info. Please send me a copy of backpacking for boys.

  271. I am the scoutmaster of Troop 231 in Metairie, Louisiana. We are preparing for a 55 mile backpacking trek on the Appalachian Trail this summer in the Nantahala National Forest in western North Carolina. Could you please send us copy of Backpacking for Boys.
    Thanks,
    Vic

  272. I am one of the ASM for Troop 910 in Indianapolis, IN. Look forward to reading a copy of Backpacking for Boys and planning a future adventure with scouts.

    Thank you.
    Brian

  273. I am trying to prepare our boys for a 50 miler this summer. I would like a copy of the “Backpacking For Boys”. I am involved with troop 111 out of Phx, AZ.

  274. I am the Scoutmaster of Troop 1229 from Eagle Mountain, UT. Could you please send me a copy of the PDF “Backpacking For Boys”.

    Thank you,

  275. I am an ASM for Troop 282 in Pleasant Hill, CA and we are currently beginning to plan for a 50 miler this summer. Can you please send me a PDF copy of Backpacking for Boys.

    Thank you,

    Phil

  276. I am a member of the Scout Committee for Troop 195 in Pittsburg, CA; please send me a PDF copy of Backpacking for Boys.

    Thank you
    Wolfgang

  277. I am the Assistant Scoutmaster of Troop 1532 in West Jordan, Ut. Please send a copy of Backpacking for Boys.

    Thanks,
    Sarge

  278. I’m Unit Commissioner of troop 333 in Cicero New york please send me a PDF copy of Backpacking for Boys.

    Thanks
    Marc

  279. I’m an assistant scoutmaster for troop 278 in Superior, CO. We are working on getting our scouts used to hiking and camp. I would love to have a PDF copy of Backpacking for Boys.

    Thank you!
    Dennis Marquardt

  280. My son is a new scout and we are gearing up for his first true backwoods hike. Please send me a PDF copy of Backpacking for Boys.

    Thank you.

  281. My son is doing his first 50-miler next summer in the Michigan Upper Peninsula at Pictured Rocks and this would be very helpful. If you could please send me a PDF copy.
    Thanks a lot!
    Rachel
    Troop 231

  282. I’m scoutmaster for Troop 6 in Piedmont CA (O42), please send me a PDF copy of Backpacking for Boys.

    Thanks
    Howard

  283. I’m scoutmaster of troop 1129 in Draper Utah please send me a PDF copy of Backpacking for Boys.

    Thanks
    Kendall

  284. Hi there, I am the District Camping Chairman for the Bald Eagle District in the Susquehanna Council, Williamsport, PA. I am also the Chapter Adviser for the Tiadaghton Chapter of Woapeu Sisilija Lodge, Home of the 2012 National Chief.

    I am putting together a presentation for Lightweight Backpacking for our March Roundtable. As i was looking for material, Your “Backpacking for Boys” kept coming up.

    YIS, Steve Smith

  285. Please send a copy of the Backpacking for Boys manual.

    Thanks so much
    John Rhyne
    ASM Troop 575
    Mocksville, NC

  286. I would like a copy of your “Back Packing for Boys”. I have back packed solo and small (3-5) groups for over 30 years. Never handled 8-10 boys on a trip. Maybe something in your book will help. Never can do enough prep when you are taking someone else’s kid on such an outing.Have been a Sm for years, but now am an ASM for troop 593 in Dickson, Tn.

  287. I would like to request a copy of “Backpacking for Boys.” I’m an ASM for Troop 7 in Roanoke, VA. Thanks!

    Tim

  288. I would like to request a copy of the Backpacking for Boys manual.

    I am an ASM for Troop 179 in Cypress, Texas.

    Regards,
    Greg

  289. Thank you for offering this resource for Scout Leaders. I would like to request a copy. I’m a Scout Leader for Troop 18 in Freehold NJ

  290. ASM for Troop 8 in Bethesda, MD here, please send a copy of BFB,

    Thanks!

    Roger Scheumann
    Eagle Scout, Troop 80, Seattle, WA 1981

  291. Please send me a copy of “Backpacking for Boys”.

    Scoutmaster Troop 1063
    Voyageur District Bay-Lakes Council

  292. Could you please send me a copy of the “Backpacking for Boys”?

    Thanks
    James Jones
    Assistant Scoutmaster
    Troop 199, Lodi, Ca.

  293. Please send me a copy of your backpacking for boys handbook. I am scoutmaster of troop 360, Jefferson, Oregon.

  294. Please send a copy of “Backpacking for Boys ” I am with Troop 318, San Jose , Ca

    Thanks Much

  295. I would like to get a copy of Backpacking for Boys. Our Troop, will be adding more backpacking to our list of activities.

    Thanks.

    Asst. Scoutmaster Troop 140, North Ridgeville, Ohio

  296. Please send me a copy of “Backpacking for Boys”
    Adult Leader
    Troop 142
    Founders District in Queens, NY
    GNYC (Greater New York Council)

  297. Please send me a copy of “Backpacking for Boys” need to teach the boys on how to better backpack

    Asst: Scoutmaster Troop 431. Indiana just north of Indy.

  298. Scoutmaster of Troop 186 and would love to have a copy of Backpacking for Boys. Just got a new group of relativelly inexperienced hikers/backpackers and could benfit from this!
    Troop 186, located in Loveland, CO, about 50 miles north of Denver. The Rockies are our playground!

  299. Just ran across this site and the “Backpacking for Boys” offer. My Troop doesnt do much backpacking (not a lot of places close by in Iowa) but we leave for Philmont in 13 days.

    Might be a bit late to really apply the info in the booklet but would love a copy to start preparing for next years high adventure.

    Jay
    Committee Chair
    T47, Vinton IA

  300. Please send me a copy of “Backpacking for Boys”. Looks like a great resource. I am Scoutmaster of Troop 219 in Fort Mill, SC. I am working hard to transition the group from a history of car camping to the endless possibilities of backpacking.

    Thanks for sharing this manual with others!

  301. Getting ready for my third 50 miler with Troop 1, always looking for a good resource to add to the troop knowledge base.
    Thanks,
    Scott
    ASM

  302. Please send me a copy of “Backpacking for Boys”. Planning to do the John Muir Trail 2 years from now.

  303. Please send me a copy of “Backpacking for Boys”

    I am a scout master with little Backpacking experience.
    Thanks,

    Wyatt
    Troop 184
    Orem, Utah

  304. Please send me a copy of “Backpacking for Boys”

    I am beginning to put together information on backpacking for our local troop
    Thanks,

    Chet
    Troop 150
    Washoe Valley, NV

  305. Hello! I would love a copy of the “Backpacking for Boys.” We are leaving for a 50-miler in a week! 🙂 Any extra help is always appreciated!

    Thanks,
    Nathan
    Scoutmaster – Troop 694
    Grand Canyon Council
    Surprise, Arizona

  306. Great resource, thanks for the information. Please send me “Backpacking for Boys”

    Troop 1936
    Whitefish/Eureka, Montana

  307. I would like a copy of “Backpacking for Boys.”

    Jason Kondracki
    ASM / High Adventure Leader
    Troop 104
    El Cerrito, CA

  308. Thanks for sharing this great resource. We’ve got a large group (Varsity/Venture) going to Yosemite’s back country this summer and this will help us to be properly prepared.

    Thanks
    Russ – Varsity Coach, Team 803

  309. Mark, please get me your email so we can send you a copy of “Backpacking for Boys.”

  310. Awesome stuff here! Would ove to read “Backpacking for Boys”

    Steve Butler
    ASM / High Adventure Leader
    Troop 123
    Seaford VA

  311. Please send me a copy, my troop has just discovered backpacking. April – The Ice Age Trail, May – Porcupine Mountain, July – Isle Royale. Many more I hope.
    Mark Shepard
    Troop 23
    Clintonville, WI
    Bay Lakes Council

  312. Great information…please send me a copy of “Backpacking for Boys”.

    Thanks,
    Scott Babcock
    Assistant Scoutmaster
    Trrop 118
    Arlington, TX

  313. Stumbled onto your site. Tons of great information. Please seand me a copy of “Backing for Boys.”

    Thanks,
    Kip Horn
    Troop 67
    Dover, PA
    New Birth of Freedom Council

  314. Please send me a pdf copy of “Backpacking for Boys”

    Thanks

    Michael Murphy
    Troop 413 & Pack 407
    Hendersonville TN

  315. Love your site. Please send a pdf of Backpacking for Boys.

    Thanks
    Don Haynes
    Advisor
    Venturing Crew 263
    Hermitage, Tennessee
    Middle Tennessee Council

  316. I would like a copy of the Backpacking for Boys.
    Thank you,

    Thomas
    Troop 72
    Crew 170
    Cookeville, TN
    Middle TN Council

  317. Great site….so much useful and practical info.
    Please send me a pdf copy of “Backpacking for Boys”
    Thanks
    Steve Angely
    Venture Crew 638
    Pittsburgh PA
    Laurel Highlands Council

  318. Hello,

    Any chance I could get a copy of the Backpacking for Boys

    Richard
    Troop 21
    Brentwood, CA

  319. Chris, please make another post and include your email and town. I will send your copy of “Backpacking for Boys.” Or find our Facebook Group and message me there (50miler.com Outing Resource Center).
    Dub-Zero

  320. Please send me a copy. I have a tiger and a Weblos and they love to hike. I will be taking over the Boy Scout troop next year. The boys love to hike and a 50 miler would be good for them.

    Chris

  321. Please send me a copy of Backpacking for Boys. Thanks! Mike Duff, SM Troop 381, Prairie Village, KS

  322. Please send me a copy of Backpacking for Boys to:
    Chris Berghout
    3220 Von Uhlit ranch road
    Napa, Ca 94558

  323. Hi, our troop (4 Hopkinton, MA) is going to Yellowstone for a 50-miler in June.

    Can you please send me a copy of the booklet? Looks great !!!

    Thanks. Stu Montgomery, ASM

  324. Could I get this book in a PDF form to print off for the boys in the Troop
    (Back Packing for Boys)

    ASM
    WEB 30 06
    Beavers Rule & Lead The Way

  325. I would like a copy of the Backpacking for Boys.
    This would make a great resource for newer scouts.

    Thank you.
    Ruth Johnson
    Troop 101
    Asheville NC

  326. I know Mike personally. He is in my Scouter Hall of Fame. He has been a great mentor for me. Thank you for all of your support Mike!

    I want a copy of Backpacking for Boys.
    Jeff Smith
    Varsity Coach
    Varsity Team 547
    San Ramon, CA

  327. I would like to get a copy of this. Our leadership is doing the H.A.T. training, and this would seem to be a great addition to our knowledge base.

    Troop 737, Palmdale, CA

  328. I too would like a copy. This will be a great resource for the troop.

    Thanks!
    Scott E.
    Troop 303
    Burlington, WI

  329. I would like to get a copy of your book, unlike most guide books this looks like it has the perspective of how to get youth to go backpacking
    Greg in Concord, California.

  330. I would like to request a copy of “Backpacking for Boys” please.
    Harry P.
    BSA Troop 14
    Wilderness Community Church
    Spotsylvania, VA
    Scoutmaster

  331. I would like to have the updated copy as we are preparing for an upcoming backpacking trip with first year scouts. Thanks for all your hard work in compiling this information.

    Dan Mc.
    Troop 46
    Central NC Council

  332. This manual really helped us plan our first 50 miler. Lots of sensible and useful information for people who haven’t got a lot of backpacking experience. Even the “super hikers” in our unit got a lot out of it.

  333. Came out looking awesome! I love the pictures, they make it really easy to understand what you’re talking about. Just the right amount of information for Scouts.

  334. Excellent, comprehensive review.
    Love the pictures, graphs and poetry!
    Would love to have more famous quotes from you and others!!
    A Masterpiece Overall!

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