The five National Outdoor Badges recognize a Boy Scout who demonstrates both knowledge and experience in camping, hiking, aquatics, riding, and adventure. Scouts earning the National Outdoor Badges have demonstrated that they are knowledgeable, safe, and comfortable in the outdoor activity covered by the badge.

When the first badge is earned, the scout receives the center patch and earned segment. Additional segments are added as the badges are earned.

National Outdoor Badges may be earned in the following areas:
  • Adventure:

    A Boy Scout or Varsity Scout may earn the National Outdoor Badge for Adventure upon successfully completing the following requirements:
    1. Earn the First Class rank.
    2. Complete either the Wilderness Survival or the Emergency Preparedness merit badge.
    3. Complete 10 of any combination or repetition of the following adventure activities under the auspices of the Boy Scouts of America:
      1. A backpacking trip lasting three or more days and covering more than 20 miles without food resupply.
      2. A canoeing, rowing, or sailing trip lasting three or more days and covering more than 50 miles without food resupply.
      3. A whitewater trip lasting two or more days and covering more than 20 miles without food resupply.
      4. A climbing activity on open rock, following Climb On Safely principles, that includes camping overnight.
      5. Earn the National Historic Trails Award
      6. Earn the 50-Miler Award
      7. Attend any national high-adventure base or any nationally recognized local high-adventure or specialty-adventure program.

    Items 3a-g may be repeated as desired. A single activity that satisfies multiple items in 3a-g may be counted as separate activities at the discretion of the unit leader. Similarly, a single activity that doubles an item in 3a-d may be counted as two activities at the discretion of the unit leader. A gold device may be earned for each additional five activities. A silver device is earned for each additional 20 activities. The Scout may wear any combination of devices totaling his current number of activities.

    Adventure Events completed by 1539 (41)
    NameLocationDatesNotes
    Philmont Trek - Crew TBDPhilmont Scout Ranch6/25/2020 - 7/8/2020Planned
    Canoeing 50 MilerMurtle Lake8/10/2019 - 8/17/2019Planned
    Cycling 50 MilerOther7/17/2019 - 7/21/2019Planned
    San Juan's 50 MilerOther8/22/2018 - 8/27/2018
    Cross Olympic trekOlympic National Park8/10/2018 - 8/12/2018
    Mt Hinman ClimbOther7/19/2018 - 7/22/2018
    PhauxmontOther6/25/2018 - 7/4/2018
    Mt Deception ClimbOlympic National Park6/21/2018 - 6/24/2018
    Glacier Peak ClimbOther7/19/2017 - 7/23/2017
    Backpacking 50 MilerOlympic National Park6/29/2017 - 7/5/2017
    Mount St Helens ClimbMt Saint Helens6/2/2017 - 6/4/2017
    50 Miler (Canoeing)Murtle Lake8/6/2016 - 8/13/2016
    Mt Adams climbMt Adams7/28/2016 - 7/31/2016
    Philmont Trek 624 I02Philmont Scout Ranch6/24/2016 - 7/6/2016
    Philmont Trek 624 I01Philmont Scout Ranch6/24/2016 - 7/6/2016
    Brothers ClimbLena Lake6/3/2016 - 6/5/2016
    50 Miler (Canoeing)Other8/19/2015 - 8/23/2015
    Cross Olympic trekOlympic National Park8/7/2015 - 8/9/2015
    Third Beach to Oil CityThird Beach7/9/2015 - 7/12/2015
    St HelensMt Saint Helens5/30/2015 - 5/30/2015
    Philmont Trek 625 D02Philmont Scout Ranch6/25/2014 - 7/7/2014
    Philmont Trek 625 D01Philmont Scout Ranch6/25/2014 - 7/7/2014
    Hiking 50 MilerOlympic National Park8/28/2013 - 9/2/2013
    50 Miler (Canoeing)Murtle Lake8/9/2013 - 8/16/2013
    Mt Adams ClimbMt Adams7/25/2013 - 7/28/2013
    Brothers ClimbLena Lake6/21/2013 - 6/23/2013
    Mt Baker ClimbOther7/26/2012 - 7/29/2012
    Philmont Crew 712MPhilmont Scout Ranch7/10/2012 - 7/24/2012
    Philmont Crew 622KPhilmont Scout Ranch6/19/2012 - 7/4/2012
    Cross Olympic trekOther6/1/2012 - 6/3/2012
    50 Miler- Beach HikeOlympic National Park8/12/2011 - 8/17/2011
    Climb Mt BakerOther6/30/2011 - 7/3/2011
    50 Miler (Canoeing)Murtle Lake8/8/2010 - 8/14/2010
    Philmont Trek- Crew 626MPhilmont Scout Ranch6/26/2010 - 7/8/2010
    St HelensMt Saint Helens6/5/2010 - 6/5/2010
    50 Miler (Backpacking)Olympic National Park8/24/2009 - 8/29/2009
    Climbing Mt AdamsMt Adams7/30/2009 - 8/2/2009
    50 Miler (Kayaking)Other7/12/2009 - 7/16/2009
    50 Miler (Cycling)Other7/19/2008 - 7/25/2008
    Philmont Trek - Crew 710DPhilmont Scout Ranch7/10/2008 - 7/22/2008
    50 Miler (Canoeing)Wells Gray Provincial Park8/5/2007 - 8/11/2007
    50 Miler (Backpacking)Olympic National Park8/23/2006 - 8/27/2006
    50 Miler (Canoeing)Wells Gray Provincial Park7/20/2003 - 7/26/2003
    50 Miler (Canoeing)Ross Lake8/6/2001 - 8/10/2001

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