Barefoot Mailman Historical Hike

  • February 2, 2019 - February 3, 2019

What? The term barefoot mailman refers to the carriers on the first U.S. Mail route (1885-1892) between Palm Beach and the settlements around the body of water known as Lake Worth on the north, and Miami, Coconut Grove, and Lemon City to the south.

This event is a 35-mile, 2-day hike along portions of the historic trails walked by the Barefoot Mailmen of the late 1800’s. It provides numerous challenges and opportunities for Scouts, and Scouters, to test and show their teamwork, planning, self-sufficiency and Scouting skills while preparing and participating on this hike.

Where? Hike starts at the Parking Lot at East Atlantic Blvd and North Pompano Beach Blvd.  and ends at South Beach, Miami Beach, Fla.

Requirements? The Scout Uniform is required for all participants!

  • Participants must be a registered youth or adult Boy Scout, Older Girl Non BSA Program or Venturer, be at least 12-years old, have completed all Second Class requirements, and completed 4 pre-hikes of increasing distance (up to 20 miles), as conditioning.
  • Each unit participating must register at least two adult hikers.
  • Hike sufficiency, preparation, uniforming and other requirements, as well as registration and information can be found at sfcbsa.org.

Cost? Previous Early Bird pricing has ended, pricing is $18 per person for Registration, and $21 per person Registration after January 18th, 2018.

Online registration closes on January 25th.  Thereafter all registration MUST be done as Walk In

at the event on February 2nd. Walk Ins are placed in the LAST section

Refund? Refunds are not available but fees are transferable to another Scout.

Weather? This is a “rain or shine” event.

Registration? Available online only. Early registration continues until January 18th, 2018. On-line registration closes January 25th.  After January 25, only on-site (Saturday morning, February 2nd) registrations will be allowed. When registering please be sure to indicate what number BFM Hike every participant is completing this year.

Flier;  Flier Click 2019-bfmm-hike-flier

Rules? To download a copy of the rules    bfmm-2019-rules

Route and MAP Info:  barefoot-mailman-hike-map-bus-pickup

Route- Support Vehicle Info: barefoot-mailman-route-notes-bus-pickup

Support Vehicle placard:  bffm-support-vehicle-placard

Insurance? Liability as well as Sickness and Accident Insurance is provided for all registered members and leaders of the South Florida Council.

More Info? Please contact Hikemaster, Fred Kimball,  786-385-3832 or Staff Advisor: Ayesha Carter, 305-364-0020 x 230, 954-584-4200 x 232,  Ayesha.Carter @Scouting.org