Category: General Camping trip

Camping trip

April 28, 2012 April 29, 2012

Troop April Campout: will be Saturday, April 28th through Sunday April 29th at the Pemigewasset Wilderness Area in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. We will meet at the parish center at 8AM so that we have sufficient day light for our backpacking adventures. We will return for pick up at the parish center by approximately 500 PM on Sunday. Scouts need to bring: a bag lunch for Saturday and all the items called for on the backpacking checklist on our website. We will have a special backpacking preparation class at an upcoming troop meeting to help scouts prepare, and to pack light!

The Pemigewasset Wilderness Area is true wilderness camping. Our trailhead leaves from the Kangamagus Highway. From the trailhead, we will be hiking along a wild river for most of the day before settling into a remote campsite deep in the forest along the east flank of the Franconia ridge. We have a chosen a relatively flat route which should provide a good introduction to backpacking for new scouts. This is prime Moose Country…hopefully we’ll get a glimpse of Bullwinkle on this trip.

Scouts will be cooking their meals (dinner and breakfast) patrol style using backpacking stoves. Patrol meal planning will take place at the April 12th troop meeting. Note that April weather can be surprisingly cold, particularly in the White Mountains….so be prepared!

If you son will be attending the campout, please complete the attached permission slip and return no later than the start of the April 12th troop meeting. If you son would like to attend but won’t be at this troop meeting, please call or email Phil Bedard at 508-561-7058 or before April 12th. We may need a few parents to drive and stay for the event. If you can help out and are up for a backpacking adventure, please indicate on the permission slip.

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