Snowshoeing Honor Requirements

Snowshoeing Honor Requirements



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1. Describe the shape and size of three types of snowshoes and when/how they might be used (Aerobic/running, recreation, mountaineering).
2. Describe the following snowshoe accessories and their usefulness while snowshoeing:

  1. Trekking poles
  2. Hiking boots
  3. Gaiters

3. Demonstrate proper technique of the following while using snowshoes:

  1. Turning
  2. Ascending
  3. Descending
  4. Breaking Trail

4. Explain the principles of maintaining body warmth and dryness through the correct use of proper clothing, under various winter conditions, while traveling and resting. Know how to successfully prevent and treat hypothermia in winter conditions.
5. Explain the safety value of the following practices:

  1. Taking and understanding how to use a good map and compass or hiking GPS
  2. Leaving a plan with someone when you are snowshoeing.
  3. Snowshoeing with a partner
  4. Carrying sufficient water and snacks
  5. Carrying a first aid survival and repair kits.

6. Demonstrate how to get up if you are wearing a pair of snowshoes after falling in the snow.
7. Demonstrate the importance of bindings and be able to correctly fasten your boots in the binding of your snowshoes.
8. Take a series of three hikes – a short hike, a one-mile hike, and a two-mile hike. Make a detailed report describing the approximate depth and condition of the snow, animals and fauna, and the approximate speed at which you traveled.
9. Explain the meaning of the term “whiter than snow” found is Psalm 51:7. What other natural metaphors could you use to demonstrate the meaning of this verse?

Skill Level 1
Original Honor 2010

Snowshoeing, Advanced

1. Complete the Snowshoeing Honor.
2. Explain 10 different kinds of snowflakes and their influence on snowshoeing.
3. Using one of the following, create a presentation that describes the origin and history of snowshoeing, including the use among native American peoples. List all sources used.

  1. Electronic presentation
  2. Bulletin board/presentation board display
  3. Verbal presentation
  4. Written report (minimum of one-page)

4. Review the basics of Snowshoeing safety as outlined in the Snowshoeing Honor.
5. Do one of the following.

  1. Make a pair of functional “survival snowshoes” out of native and first aid materials that would likely be available to you in a survival environment
  2. Make a traditional set of functional snowshoes from natural and/or synthetic materials.

6. Successfully complete two three-mile snowshoe hikes. Make a detailed report describing the approximate depth and condition of the snow, animals and fauna, and the approximate speed at which you traveled.
7. After one of your hikes, write a paragraph exploring the spiritual dimensions of snow. Be sure to include at least three Scriptural references to snow.

Skill Level 3
Original Honor 2010

Arts, Crafts & Hobbies
General Conference
2001 Edition

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