Club Badges

Badge Status Updates:

  • April 20/2022 – Biodiversity Hero Badge are now available!
  • September 21/2021 – Sweetwater Badge description (PDF) has been updated.
  • April 9/2021 – ! NOTICE ! There is a delay in sending out badge requests. They will be sent out as soon as possible.
  • Jan 15/2021 – We are excited to announce that our new wildflower E2E badge, the Yellow Trout Lily is now available.
  • Jan 15/2021 – If you are planning to earn the Historical Badge this year, email Colleen to reserve one of the few remaining badges.

Discovery Badge:

Biodiversity Hero Badge

Biodiversity Hero Badge
Biodiversity Hero Badge

The purpose of the Biodiversity Hero Badge is to reward volunteers who participate in habitat restoration by helping to manage invasive species in the Caledon Hills section of the Bruce Trail.

In the process of earning this badge, volunteers will:
• Learn how to recognize invasive species, especially Garlic Mustard, European Buckthorn and Dog Strangling Vine.
• Learn about the environmental impact of each invasive species.
• Learn how to properly dispose of each invasive species.
• Learn how to control the spread of invasive species.
• Become knowledgeable enough to spread the word to others and to promote the notion that all hikers need to be stewards of the Bruce Trail.

Criteria for Earning the Biodiversity Hero Badge:
Part 1
• If you are interested in earning a Biodiversity Hero Badge, you must first register in order to receive updates about work party dates and locations.
To register, contact Gary Hall at garyhall at rogers dot com.
Part 2
• Participants must volunteer for one garlic mustard management work party, during the garlic mustard season from early May to the beginning of June.
Part 3 On a different occasion pull and bag one bag of garlic mustard. Take a selfie with your accomplishment and post it to the “Biodiversity Facebook” page or e-mail it to info@caledonbrucetrail.org for posting to the Club’s social media accounts. Participants who complete Part 1 will be given locations to visit and disposal details.
NOTE: If you don’t have access to Facebook and are unable to post photos on social media, just let Colleen Darrell know that you have completed all requirements.
Part 4 • Participate in one Dog Strangling Vine work party or Buckthorn work party. Details will be given to volunteers who complete Part 1 To receive your badge: Send a short description describing that you have completed the criteria for earning the badge along with a self-addressed envelope to:
Colleen Darrell
Caledon Hills Bruce Trail Club
P.O Box 781
Erin, Ontario
N0B 1T0

Biodiversity Hero Badges are free!

 

New in 2021: Winter Hiking Badge

Winter 2021 Badge
Winter 2021 Badge

To earn this badge, you are required to complete at least 5 hikes during the winter season. Hikes are to be a minimum of 1 1/2 hours long and can be completed on organized group hikes or be self-directed. To qualify, each hike must take place in the Caledon Hills section.

Badges can be requested by submitting your hiking log, including your BTC membership number, hike dates and locations, along with a cheque payable to the Caledon Hills Bruce Trail Club for $5 (member price) or $10 (non-member price) to the address below. Include a stamped self-addressed envelope. To capture memories from your hikes, you can also include other information, such as companions, the weather, the condition of the trail, photos, or whatever else you noticed.

Mail to:
Colleen Darrell
Caledon Hills Bruce Trail Club
PO Box 781
Erin ON
N0B 1T0
Colleen Darrell • badges at caledonbrucetrail dot org

Sweetwater Badge

The wonderful Sweetwater Badge
The wonderful Sweetwater Badge

To earn this Sweetwater Badge, you must complete all the hikes described in the badge requirements and take the required photographs. You will have a sweet time hiking in Caledon! Kilometre references are taken from The Bruce Trail Reference, Edition 29.

Download the whole Sweetwater Badge Hike .PDF here.


Discovery Badge:

To earn this Discovery Badge you must complete all the hikes listed in the badge requirements, either on your own or on an organized hike. You will have fun discovering more about the Caledon Hills section of the Bruce Trail. Kilometre references are taken from the Bruce Trail Reference Edition #29.

Note: Parking on Forks of the Credit Road is no longer available for the Discovery Hike #1. Instead, park at the Forks of the Credit Provincial Park’s paid parking lot at 17760 McLaren Road, Caledon ON. The main Bruce Trail can be accessed by hiking along the Meadow Trail for approximately 1 km.



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Nature Hunter Badge:

This badge is for students experiencing the Bruce Trail.

Click here to find out how to get your Nature Hunter Badge.

 

 


End-to-End Badge:

You can earn this badge by hiking all of the main trails (white blazed) in the Caledon Section:
1.  on your own or with a friend;
2.  on guided hikes listed in the newsletter or on the website, or any End to End Hikes.
This is the third in our series of flower badges.

Badges can be requested by submitting your hiking log including your BTC member number, date, distance of hike, location and your companions along with $5 (member price) or $10 (non-member price) to the address below.  Please make cheques payable to the Caledon Hills Bruce Trail Club.  Include a stamped self-addressed envelope.  You can also include other information such as companions, the weather, the condition of the trail, or whatever else you noticed, as you wish, to make it interesting.

Mail to :
Colleen Darrell
Caledon Hills Bruce Trail Club
PO Box 781
Erin ON
N0B 1T0


Prediction Hike Badge

Prediction Hike Fundraiser Badge

This badge is awarded for taking part in the Club’s special event – the Prediction Hike Fundraiser.

Participants register on the BTC Hike Calendar, pay an entrance fee, and hike a predetermined route in the Caledon Hills. Each hiker also provides an individual prediction of how long it will take to complete the distance. On event day, no pace or time technology can be used. The hiker with the closest finish time to his/her prediction is awarded an extra prize.

The inaugural Prediction Hike Fundraiser took place on September 25, 2021, in the Hockley Valley area. Hikers had the option of completing a 7 km or a 20 km hike.

This year’s FUN-filled Prediction Hike will take place on Saturday, September 24, 2022 at the Hockley Valley Provincial Nature Reserve. Interested participants can pre-register on the BTC Hike Schedule, starting June 30th for a 7 km or 21 km hike. Participation is limited to 60 hikers. The registration fee is $26.00. Closer to the event date, further registration details will be posted on our Facebook and Instagram accounts and our website. Contact event coordinators, Sally and Sandy at info@caledonbrucetrail.org with any additional questions.


Sideways Badge:

sideways badgeThis special badge will be awarded on the completion of all 4 clusters of hikes which includes 14 side trails. These are the side trails in Forks of the Credit, Hockleycrest, Hockley Heights and Hockley Valley.

These can be done on your own or on a guided hike, or a combination of on your own and through organized hikes.

Note: Parking on Forks of the Credit Road is no longer available for the Day 1 – Forks of the Credit hike. Instead, park at the Forks of the Credit Provincial Park’s paid parking lot at 17760 McLaren Road, Caledon ON. The main Bruce Trail can be accessed by hiking along the Meadow Trail for approximately 1 km.

Click here to find out how to get your Sideways Badge.


Fall Colours Badge Two Day End-to-End:

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This badge is awarded upon completion of the Club organized two day end-to-end held annually over the Thanksgiving weekend.

The registration fee covers the cost of bus transportation, refreshments and the badge.  Details of this year’s event can be found on our End-to-End webpage.


Fall Colours Badge Three Day End-to-End:

green-fallThis badge is awarded upon completion of the Club organized three day end-to-end held annually over the Thanksgiving weekend.

The registration fee covers the cost of bus transportation, refreshments and the badge.  Details of this year’s event can be found on our End-to-End webpage.