Badge Design Contest
The “I Hiked Sydenham” Yellow Lady-Slipper End to End badge was introduced in 1993, designed by Clark Campbell and Orris Hall, Board members of the Sydenham Bruce Trail Club in the day. After 30 years in circulation, we are retiring the “I Hiked Sydenham” badge in 2023.
This badge is for individuals who register for and complete a Sydenham End-to-End organized by the Sydenham Club.
This organized End-to-End is formatted as an 8-hike series, spread over four weekends, two days each, in the spring and autumn. You'll receive this badge at the end of the 8th hike, usually in Wiarton.
Check back here in mid-December for details on our 2023 hike series!
Badges for Self-directed Hikes
Hikers who plan and organize their own hikes, and keep a record of their completed hikes, may earn the badges shown below. Payment for the badges below can be by cheque, or via e-transfer. No cash please.
[Pricing updated for January 2022] All badges below cost $10.00 for BTC members, and $15.00 for non-members. Please include your membership number with your request, in order to receive the member discount.
Payment by cheque:
Send your hike log, cheque (payable to Sydenham Bruce Trail Club), your name, your BTC membership number if you have one (and for each member of your group, maximum 6 badges per request), your email address (in case we have questions), and a stamped, self-addressed envelope to:
Sydenham Bruce Trail Club
Owen Sound, ON
Please allow up to 6 weeks to receive your badge.
Payment by Interac E-transfer:
Please direct your Interac E-transfer to email@example.com . Our financial institution will accept auto deposit thus the Security Question and Answer are not required.
Please email your hike log and full mailing address to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please allow up to 4 weeks to receive your badge.
I Hiked the Sydenham Section
You may earn this badge shown on the right by walking the entire length of the main portion (white blazes) of the Sydenham section of the Bruce Trail. As you walk the section keep a log of exactly where you hiked and when. Once you have completed the trail, follow the payment instructions above.
"Secrets of Sydenham" Challenge
This special badge can be earned by hiking 30 of the Bruce Trail Conservancy’s Nature Reserves found in the book “Secrets of Sydenham”. You will also have to find the secret codes hidden close by the trail on each of these properties. Clues are provided in the book.
As you locate the hidden codes fill out the last page of the book. When you have visited all 30 of the nature reserves and filled in all of the hidden codes, follow the payment instructions above.
"Looping Through Sydenham 25" Challenge
This special badge can be earned by hiking all the loop hikes in the “Looping Through Sydenham” book. (Unfortunately the Laycock Caves loop, hike #8, was shut down in 2017, and due to COVID-related trail changes the Walters Falls loop, hike #1, is also cancelled now. Only 23 hikes remain available at this time.) To begin your challenge, simply copy the Table of Contents to use as your hiking log. Complete each hike in any order you choose, and note the date on your log. On maps showing more than one loop, just pick your favourite.
FINAL DEADLINE - DEC. 31, 2022
Although this challenge was set for 5 years from 2014 to 2019, we'll continue to send out badges to hikers who still want to complete this challenge, BUT ONLY UNTIL DEC. 31, 2022. The book is out of print, so if you need help to finish these loop hikes, please follow this brief summary.
When you complete all 23 hikes, follow the payment instructions above.