Have completed and applied for the patch of an approved Long Term trip consisting of a minimum of:
25 scheduled backpacking hours on the trail.
6 nights and 5 days on the trail.
Carrying all food and equipment needed for trek on back. (No pack animals or food drops).
Completion of ten (10) hours per person of an approved conservation project during, before, or after hike with the approval of the issuing Council's High Adventure Team. Completion of 10 hours minus six (6) hours completed for Long Term award equal four (4) hours additional required conservation work for this award.
Long Term Medals are issued for approved Scouting Unit function.
Retroactive to January 1970 as long as the individual did not receive a Long Term Medal for that particular backpacking trip. For each additional Iong term hike, a service star with the appropriate number added to the ribbon.