Troop Bike Trip to Cape Cod (rescheduled)

The rained-out Troop Bicycling/Camping Trip has been rescheduled to Friday, June 1 through Sunday, June 3.

The troop will be camping and cycling on Cape Cod! We have once again reserved a camping site at Nickerson State Park on the Cape for Friday and Saturday nights. This will be a great trip and a chance to work on the Cycling merit badge.

The troop will meet at 5:00 PM Friday June 1 at the parish center. We will leave the parish center for the campground at about 5:30 PM. Scouts should have already eaten dinner before meeting at the parish center. We will arrive at the campground and set up camp for Friday evening.

On Saturday morning, the troop will divide into two cycling groups – advanced and beginners. Scouts can go with the group that they feel most comfortable with. There will be adult leaders for both groups. We will cycle in the morning and return to the campground for lunch. After lunch, we will cycle on different routes until dinner. After dinner at the campsite, scouts will have a chance to explore the park. On Sunday morning, there will be opportunities for a short ride. We will leave the campsite in the morning and return to the parish center for pickup at 3:00 PM Scouts will need to bring some $ for a fast food lunch on Sunday and an ice cream stop on the bike trail Saturday.

We will be cooking patrol style for Saturday breakfast, lunch & dinner and Sunday breakfast. Scouts will need to bring some $ for Sunday lunch. We will be camping in tents on Friday and Saturday nights. Besides their regular personal camping equipment, scout should bring:

  • a bike (we will have spare tubes and repair equipment)
  • a bike helmet (required)
  • sun block
  • water bottle to carry on bike

We will need a few parents to drive to/from the event. If you can help out, please indicate on the permission slip. If your son would like to attend, please complete the permission slip and return by the May 24 troop meeting. Even if you completed the slip for the rained out May trip, a new slip is required. There is a nominal $5 charge per scout to offset our additional cost to reschedule the campsite. Please bring a check payable to Troop 4 along with your permission slip. If your son would like to attend but will not be at the troop meeting on May 24, please email Dave Kirchner before the 24th. We will be doing all the planning for the trip at the May 24 troop meeting, so please be sure to let us know if your son will be attending.

This will be a great trip and a chance to see some really scenic parts of the Cape. Hope to see you there!