Zero Hero Award

In the great cold north of Minnesota and Wisconsin Scouts have the opportunity to earn an award few ever have the chance to get. Why go winter camping? The answer: be a Zero Hero.

During a 24 hour period of a campout, each of the following must occur:

  1. The temperature must fall below ZERO degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. The individual must sleep outdoors in a temporary shelter (tent, lean-to, or snow shelter) from taps to reveille.
  3. No auxiliary sources of heat are allowed.
  4. Cook outdoors over a camping stove at least two meals by patrol or individually.
  5. The campout must be a scheduled activity of the unit.

Patches available at North Wind and Snow Base Winter Camping Programs.

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Kris Burbank
 Camping Assistant, Boy Scout Programs

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