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Longs Peak Council

Boy Scouts of America


The 100 Degrees of Frost Award is presented to the Boy Scout, Varsity Scout, Venturer, or adult leader who "earns" 100 or more below freezing points annually between October lst and May 30th. One point is awarded for each degree below freezing recorded during a campout. The degree of temperature is determined by the "official" weather bureau station nearest the campsite; however, a leader's thermometer reading will be accepted. Degrees (points) cannot be carried over to another season!


  1. Eight continuous hours must be spent between sunset and sunrise in a lean-to, snow shelter, under canvas (tent), or in the open.
  2. No stoves or heaters are permitted in the tents or shelters.
  3. Open fires are permitted as long as they do not constitute a hazard to the shelter or the surrounding area.
  4. Scouts and Venturers must be accompanied at all times by leadership approved by the Unit Committee.
  5. Organized District or Council activities may be used, as long as all rules are followed. Make-up nights and backyard camping for those who miss outings due to illness, etc., are authorized.

A special 100 Degree Frost Award patch is available from Council Service Centers. Unit leaders certify campers who have met the requirements. The award may be earned more than once.

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Last Updated Thursday, 30-Jul-2009 13:49:52 CDT