The 32nd Annual V3 (originally named for Venturing, Varsity, and Venture) Hike-o-ree will be held October 28-30, 2022, at the Northern Virginia 4-H Educational Center, Front Royal, VA. Registration is limited to trail capacities of the fifteen trails. The Hike-o-ree is open to all Venturing Crews, Sea Scout Ships, and Scouts BSA Troops. Units must form trail crews consisting of no more than 12 members, including at least two adults. If a unit has more than 12 simply form another crew (with proper adult leadership). The minimum age to participate is 13.
BSA units will need to comply with the Guide to Safe Scouting, etc., and meet the safety requirements therein. All BSA Scouts and Scouters that hike must bring a current BSA Annual Health and Medical Record, parts A, and B, and meet the weight limits on part C.
Trail crews will be assigned a hike based on the preferences indicated in their registration. 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 rally, a Saturday night High Adventure Rally, and a service project on Sunday morning. Crews receive their Hike-o-ree t-shirts Saturday night.
The Hike-o-ree is intended to be an introduction to backpacking and shakedown. Therefore, camping at the 4-H Center is BACKPACKING style using ONLY backpacking equipment. Bring ONLY what you can carry in your backpack. Come prepared to cook outdoors; bring a trail tarp. Do not bring chuck boxes, coolers, Dutch ovens, propane tanks, camp lanterns, etc.!!
Registration on a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS begins on September 1, 2022, on the BSA National Capital Area Council website.
Unit deposit is required to reserve a particular hike not later than October 7, 2022. After you register for a hike and pay your deposit, you will be sent a confirmation email with the leader’s package and detailed information about the hike you have selected.
Because of the lead-time required to produce the t-shirts, the final date to provide shirt numbers and sizes (S, M, L, XL, 2XL) is October 14. NO ADDITIONAL ORDERS CAN BE TAKEN AFTER THAT DATE. Submit payment and final shirt orders online on BSA National Capital Area Council website.
The cost of the Hike-o-ree is $30.00 per participant.
For additional information contact:
Joe Flaig, (703) 250-9791 (H), firstname.lastname@example.org
Dominick Caridi, (703) 625-4196, email@example.com