Barefoot Mailman Historical Hike

  • February 4, 2017 - February 5, 2017

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.

When? February 4-5, 2017.

Where? Hike starts in the parking lot of the ‘Beach Branch Library”: 221 N. Pompano Beach Blvd, Pompano Beach FL 33062 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, Girl Scout 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

Cost? $15 per person for early registration, and $18 per person after January 20th, 2017.

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 20th, 2017. On-line registration closes January 27th.  After January 27, only on-site (Saturday morning, February 4th) registrations will be allowed.

Rules? To download a copy of the rules Click Here.

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: Otto Goedhart, 305-364-0020 x 230, 954-584-4200 x 230, .