Order of the Arrow 2019 Fages Hike
27th Annual FAGES Hike
A Scouting BSA 20-mile hike - 2019
Scouts and Scouters -- do you need a 20-mile hike for the Hiking Merit Badge? Or a prep-hike for your 50-miler? And doing it SAFELY while having FUN plus earn the Fages segment?
Join the Order of the Arrow Ut-in Sélica Lodge for a day of hiking on the FAGES Trail. Fages is pronounced “Faw-Hace”. The host OA Chapter is Kchinkwehelak and Swegedaigea.
Register and pay ONLINE through the link!
Be prepared! Don't leave it until the day of!
ONLINE registration is preferred, payment can be made online or on-site, and A B C forms are required on-site!
A B C medical forms will be required, turned in at the Staging Area.
Medical Form: Bring a Valid BSA Informed Consent and Health History Forms A B C for each hiker.
All hikers - scouts and adults - must provide the BSA Medical ABC Forms in order to hike. Provide only photocopies. Your forms are returned. Put your medical forms in a Single Large Envelope. Thank you!
Health Forms A B C: https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/HealthSafety/pdf/680-001_ABC.pdf
Location of On-site payment and Hike Start-End: Wildcat Canyon - Alvarado Staging Area.
Address of entrance to the parking and staging area: 5845 Park Avenue, Richmond CA.
Cost: $15.00 per hiker (includes Lunch and the FAGES segment patch.) Pay your hike fee ONLINE or on hike morning at the on-site registration desk. Note: It is preferred that all hikers pre-register ONLINE.
Your unit's on-site check in will be expedited if you pre-register!!
7:00 AM: On-site payment is at the Wildcat Canyon Alvarado Staging Area (pay fees, turn-in the A B C medical forms.) The location for onsite registration and the hike start/end are alike Fages 2016-2018 hikes (address below). Hike completion requirement is 7:00 PM - no change from prior hikes - more about this later.
Lunch: Provided at the ~10 miles mark. Vegetarian lunches by pre-order ONLY (ONLINE).
What to Bring: Bring a pre-filled water container (water refills available on the trail). Bring energy/trail food (GORP, etc.) Bring personal First Aid kit(s). Confirm the weather for proper dress. Please no new boots.
Obey the Scout Motto “Be Prepared”. As always “Leave No Trace”. Got sunscreen???
Adult Unit Requirement and Hike Pace: Each unit must have two (2) or more adults, who will hike with the unit. Each unit must hike and finish together. Please come with hikers who can finish the 20 miles. The unit must maintain a hiking pace of 30-minutes per mile. If the unit does not maintain a hiking pace of 30 minutes per mile, the unit will be asked to leave the hike. Thank you for your cooperation.
The FAGES Hike is NOT a Novice Hike -- it’s a PROVING GROUND.
No dogs or horses are permitted on the hike. See you on Saturday, June 1, 2019.
Cancellation Policy: If you wish to cancel within two weeks of June 1st, 2019, there will be no refund issued*. If you wish to cancel prior to the two week mark, the policy is as follows:
30 Days prior is 80% refund. Anything between 2 weeks and 30 days is 50% refund.
*Within 2 weeks of the event refund is at the discretion of the event coordinator or staff adviser. Usually only granted in cases of emergency.
Event Date is Saturday, June 1, 2019 (National Trails Day!)
FAGES 2020: Saturday June 6, 2020 – mark your Unit Calendar.
Saturday 06-01-2019 7:00 AM PT to 7:00 PM PT Past