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Friday, November 27, 2015

10 commandment patch

Listen to and learn from clergy who are: Jewish, Anglican, Baptist, Byzantine Catholic, Buddhist, Roman Catholic,
Christian Scientists, Hindu, Greek Orthodox, Muslim, and Zoroastrian. 

This year the theme is “Faiths from A to Z”.

Phipps Conservatory

A Scout is Reverent! Since 2006, almost 4,000 people have attended the Ten Commandment Hike! Make sure that you don’t miss the fun of the 2015 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 Rodef Shalom Synagogue. 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 hiker. 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 bank. Dress 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.

Organ Recitals — Starting at 8:45am, and at many of the stops along the way, hike participants will be able to listen to classical music and sing songs accompanied by the majestic organs in the Synagogue, Churches, and Cathedrals. Scouts will also listen to a short presentation on how pipe organs make music.


Listen to and learn from clergy who are: Jewish, Anglican, Baptist, Byzantine Catholic, Buddhist, Roman Catholic,Christian Scientists, Hindu, Greek Orthodox, Muslim, and Zoroastrian.

The hike will end at approximately 4:00 pm. 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. * Uniform is required for free admission to Phipps Conservatory.

The hike starts at 8:45 am at Rodef Shalom
4905 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

How To Register:

The cost of each hiker over 5 years old is $9.00 per person. All registrations are made on-line at You can also pay online this year! Payment must be received at the Council offices by Monday, November 24th. Registrations and payments received after that date will be charged $12.00. All registrations will be combined into a single packet for each unit for patch & program distribution the day of the hike

Register for the 10 Commandment Hike

Questions: Call the Council Service Center at 412-471-2927.

Sponsored by the Laurel Highlands Council, BSA 
Jewish Committee on Scouting