Aquia & Mattaponi Districts
National Capital Area Council
Boy Scouts of America
2014 Ten Commandments Hike
The Ten Commandments Hike is a short (3.5 mile) hike through Fredericksburg with stops representing five churches. At each stop a clergy member will conduct a brief introduction to their particular religious denomination and facilitate an interactive discussion with the Scouts about two of the Ten Commandments. The hike is part of the traditional February Scout Sunday/Scout Sabbath celebration. Scouts will earn a patch upon completion.
The Hike is designed for smaller groups, hiking the route independently. Please try to break up large groups into workable-sized smaller groups. (e.g. by Den or Level)
Volunteers are needed the DAY OF the Hike
Contact: 10COMHIKE_FredVA@cox.net Phone: 540-374-5282
Click here for flyer and additional information.
Click here for the MAP. Final - Updated 6 Feb 14
Leader Instructions - Posted 6 Feb 14
Unit Start Locations - Posted 6 Feb 14
Attached above is the map of the 2014 Ten Commandment Hike.
Read the following carefully - there are some things that are the same, but some things will be different this year.
1. The Refreshments and First Aid Station will be near Friendship Baptist Church (see star on map).
2. There are NO GENERAL CHECKIN STATIONS.
3. Units will be assigned a START CHURCH, they will be met by an Adult Scouter who will distribute maps and answer questions (patches, etc).
4. Email on starting locations to the Unit POC, Aquia Chairman and Aquia DE is planned for the week of 20 January.
5. Service Project this year: Donations of socks and any size men's underwear to benefit local charity.
6. Hike Staff Meeting is at 7:45AM, location TBD.
7. Units should be ready to enter there designated START CHURCH by 8:45AM.
8. Event start/1st Church Talk is 9AM, knockoff is 1PM.
UPDATE: 6 Feb 14
1. Word from UWM: Do NOT park in their Parking Garage. They have another event Saturday which will be utilizing the community parking spaces. Street parking should work out OK. Be respectful of the college and College Heights neighborhood. (there usually is parking on Royston Street, a block or two from the Lutheran Church….)
2. As you start your hike. Proceed directly to your assigned start location. There will be information and maps available if needed. Let the staff know that your unit is present for the hike. You can get patches and update any information at the Registration / Patch table by Combs hall.