Category: General Troop hike

Troop hike

March 17, 2012

Troop Day Hike: will be Saturday, March 17th at along the Wapack Trail in southern NH. We will meet at the parish center at 8AM so that we have sufficient day light for the hike. We will return for pick up at the parish center by approximately 5:30 PM that evening. Scouts need to bring: a bag lunch, poncho or rain coat if it looks like rain that day, boots, a hat and gloves/mittens. A spare pair of socks is a must to bring. If the weather is cold, bring a warm coat as well. Scouts should bring two quarts/liters of water (no soda, juice, punch, etc.). Do not bring water in disposable water bottles – get a canteen or hiking water bottle at Wal-Mart, Target, etc. for about $5-$10; they last forever. Scouts need to bring a day pack (school pack will work fine) to carry their personal and troop gear for the day.

The Wapack Trail is a great place to hike and explore. The historic ridge trail was the first distance trail created in New England, and extends for 20 miles from Mt. Watatic in north-central MA, to Pack Monadnock in southern NH. The troop did the first 10 miles of this trail many years ago, and we plan to do the northern section this time. We will divide the scouts into age/ability groups and cover distances that are comfortable for each group. Younger scouts will tackle a 5mile route, and older scouts working on the hiking merit badge will tackle a 10 mile route.

At the end of the hike we will have some of Troop 4’s famous fried dough! No fast food stops are planned for this trip, so no pocket money is needed.

If your son will be attending the hike, please complete the attached permission slip and return it no later than the March 8th 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 We will need a few parents to drive to/from and/or stay for the event. If you can help out please indicate on the permission slip.

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