Badges

Sydenham End-to-End

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. 

Thank you to all participants of the 2023 End to End and especially to our organizing committee and all our volunteers for providing an enjoyable experience for the hikers!

Our next End-to-End hike series will be in 2025.  See you then!

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.

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

Box 431

Owen Sound, ON

N4K 5P7 


Please allow up to 6 weeks to receive your badge.


Payment by Interac E-transfer:

Please direct your Interac E-transfer to treasurer@sydenhambrucetrail.ca .  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 badges@sydenhambrucetrail.ca 


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.

Note:  This Yellow Lady-Slipper 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 it, and replacing it with the new design below.  It will remain available for end-to-enders who still want it, until we run out of stock.

The New Badge for Sydenham End-to-Ends

This new badge is the winning design of a “badge design contest” in early 2023.  It was designed by Ally Melanson.  She graduated in the field of Wildlife Biology and Conservation from the University of Guelph, and is a member of the BTC Youth Council.

 

You may earn this new badge 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, and be sure to tell us whether you’d prefer this “backpack” badge, or the original “yellow lady-slipper” badge.

 

Note: The new badge is only available for End to Ends completed in 2023 and beyond.

"Exploring Sydenham" 50 Loop Hikes

 This new badge can be earned by hiking the 50 loop trails in the book “Exploring Sydenham” and finding the secret codes hidden close by the trail on many of these trails.  Clues are provided in the book.

As you locate the hidden codes, fill out the last page of the book.  When you have found and filled in all of the hidden codes, send us a copy of your filled-out page along with 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” (The book is now out of print). 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.

Archived (Retired) Badges 

"Looping Through Sydenham 25" Challenge

This special challenge ran for 5 years from 2014 to 2019.  We continued to send badges to hikers who completed the challenge, until Dec. 2022.