Tallgrass Prairie Center



Backpacking Merit Badge

Backpacking Merit Badge Patch

Requirement #9 Do the following: 

  • a. Write a plan that includes a schedule for a patrol/crew backpacking hike of at least 2 miles. 
  • b. Conduct a pre-hike inspection of the patrol and its equipment. 
  • c. Show that you know how to properly pack your personal gear and your share of the crew’s gear and food. 
  • d. Show you can properly shoulder your pack and adjust it for proper wear.
  • e. While using the plan you developed for requirement 9a, carry your fully loaded pack to complete a hike of at least 2 miles.


Note: Bolded options relate more to open field sites such as Irvine Prairie