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10 Commandment Hike 2013

10 Commandment Hike 2013
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Last Day To Register
11/27/2013 9:00 PM
4905 5th Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213, US
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A Scout is Reverent! Since  2006, almost 3,000 people have attended the Ten Commandment Hike! Make sure that you don’t miss the fun of the 2013 hike!

What is a Ten Commandment Hike? It’s a unique and exciting way to embrace the concept of religious tolerance, learn local history, participate in community service, and have fun.  And it’s a good way to work off that Thanksgiving dinner!

The Ten Commandment Hike is open to all Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturers, and their families. The leisurely and stroller friendly walk will be just under four miles, visiting ten religious institutions in the Shadyside and North Oakland sections of Pittsburgh. 

Ample FREE parking is available on Carnegie Mellon University’s Campus.  The Hike will start promptly at 8:45am at Rodef Shalom Synagogue on the corner of Fifth & Morewood Avenues in the Shadyside section of Pittsburgh.

The cost of the hike is $9.00 per participant.  The fee includes a special patch, hot chocolate along the way, juice at lunch, and dessert.  ALL hikers must be registered and paid before commencing the hike.  Bring a bag lunch, water, snacks, AND a canned good for the food bankDress appropriately for the weather.

At each stop, for approximately 20 minutes, a member of the Clergy will discuss a specific Commandment, describe the basic theological tenets of their religion, and point out interesting architectural and historical aspects of their House of Worship.  The clergy will also answer a few questions.  We will leisurely hike as one group to each place of worship in the order of the Commandments.

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The hike will end at approximately 4:30pm. Small children are welcome and they may hike for free, but it is strongly recommended that you bring a stroller.  All Scouts and Scouters MUST wear a Class “A” uniform.

For additional information, the hike route, and any last minute information, visit the Council Website after November 15th at: or send an email to

The cost of each hiker over 5 years old is $8.00 per person.  Payment must be received at the Council offices by Monday, November 25th.  Registrations and payments received after that date will be charged $10.00.  All registrations will be combined into a single packet for each unit for patch & program distribution the day of the hike


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$8.00 per Participant
Late fee
After 11/25/2013 a fee of $2.00 will apply.

Convenience Fee Notice:

To offset the service cost of electronic payments a convenience fee will be added to all credit card and electronic check payments.  To avoid these convenience fees you may mail or deliver your payments to one of the council offices.  This fee will not be charged for fundraising events.