The 25th Annual V3 (Venturing, Varsity, and Venture) Hike-o-ree will be held on, November 7-9, 2014, at the Northern Virginia 4-H Educational Center, Front Royal, VA. Registration will be limited to trail capacities of the fifteen trails. The Hike-o-ree is open to all Scout units including Venturing Crews, Sea Scout Ships, Varsity Teams, and Troops.
Units are encouraged to form trail crews, consisting of no more than twelve members, including at least two adults. Participation minimum age for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts is 13 years old as of January 1, 2015. Girl Scout troops will be required to have at least one leader trained at the 200 level, a first aider with current CPR certification and a sufficient number of adults to meet the girl adult ratio requirements of Safety-Wise. Training at the 250 or 260 level would provide beneficial information for this event, but is not mandatory. Girl Scout troops should submit a ‘Request for Council Approval’ form to Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital. BSA units should file tour permits with National Capital Area Council.
Trail crews will be assigned a hike based on their preferences indicated on the registration form. All hikes are approximately ten miles in length and range in difficulty from moderate (1500 foot change in elevation) to super strenuous (2600 foot change in elevation). Other Hike-o-ree activities include a Friday night opening campfire, a high adventure rally on Saturday night, and a service project on Sunday morning. Camping Friday and Saturday night at the 4-H Center is to be backpacking style. Camping Friday and Saturday night at the 4-H Center is to be backpacking style using ONLY backpacking equipment. Please do not bring chuck boxes, coolers, Dutch ovens, propane tanks, camp lanterns, and lawn chairs!!! Bring ONLY what you can carry in your backpack. Crews will receive their t-shirts at the completion of the Hike-o-ree. BSA Scouts and Scouters that hike must submit a current BSA Annual Health and Medical Record, parts A, B, and C and meet the weight limits on part B.
Registration will be made on a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE BASIS. An initial deposit of $60.00 is due to reserve a particular hike and must be made not later than October 17, 2014. All registration will be done on the Council Web Site http://www.ncacbsa.org/event/hikeoree beginning September 1, 2014. After you sign up for a hike and pay your deposit you will be sent a confirmation email and the advisors package and detailed information about the hike you have selected. Because of the lead-time required to produce the t-shirts, the final date for call in of number and sizes (medium, large, extra large, extra extra large) of shirts to Bob Austin is October 24. NO ADDITIONAL ORDERS CAN BE TAKEN AFTER THAT DATE. The remaining balance, including fees for any no-shows, is due on Friday night, at the Hike-o-ree registration. Please make checks out to Boy Scouts of America. The cost of the Hike-o-ree is $16.00 ($18.00 for extra extra large shirts).
For additional information contact:
Bob Austin, (703) 425-9675(H) or (703) 244-5415(C) email at Bob.firstname.lastname@example.org