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CPT Credential Hike Program

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A backpacking program designed for Boy Scouts 
of First class rank or above, Venture Scouts and Explorers
and other youth groups of similar age.

The credential hike program is a backpacking program designed to challenge youth and adults. It is a high adventure program that involves not only backpacking, canoeing, or winter trekking, but includes a report process designed to challenge the mind as well as the body.

The 16.5 mile trail is in Oakland County in South Eastern Michigan. Units may opt to canoe a portion of the trail. A winter trek option covers a shorter distance.

The recognition items include a patch and serialized, engraved medal detailing the participants history with the trail program. Upon completion of the credential process the individual awards are presented by the CPT committee at a unit court of honor or other awards function, in a very impressive and highly personalized program.

This program has a very involved set of rules and requires close coordination with the CPT committee.

To begin the process you should first consult the hike leader's checklist.

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