I’m trying to find any information, either official or semi-official, that will tell me if snowshoeing could count towards the hiking requirements for the hiking merit badge. I can’t find anything one way or the other. Does anyone know if this is a question that BSA has answered at any point, or is this simply an “it’s up to the SM” situation?
I understand that snowshoeing could count toward the snow sports merit badge, the camping merit badge, and an outdoor achievement award. And I understand that double-dipping is something to be avoided. Neverminding all that, I simply want to know if a “snowshoe hike” COULD be considered a “hike” for the purposes of the hiking merit badge.