Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Sudden Pond Camping News

It is looking like a great weekend for camping!

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The site will officially open up at 2 on Friday, October 5th.  

Things of Note:

  • Bring your fishing poles 
  • Bring camp chairs if you have them.  
  • You do not have to camp out in order to participate in Saturday den activities, dinner, and/or campfire program.  
  • When parking near the campsite, be aware there areas where the ground drops off from the road a few inches.
  • Due to current lily pad growth, we will not be providing canoes this year.
  • There are still plenty of slots available for dinner's sign up - Click here to sign-up! The Pack will supply hot dogs, water, plates, napkins, hand sanitizer and utensils.

Each night we ask that only 1 campfire be lit - the main Pack campfire. 
This year we will be sectioning off an area for whittling.  

Only Scouts who have earned their Whittling Chip, and bring it with them, may bring a knife.  It can only be used inside the reserved area.

Schedule For Saturday:

  • Den Activities between 11-4 - Please check with your den leaders for specific times!
  • Dinner: 5:30 pm
  • Campfire Program: 7 pm
Here are the directions to the site:
Sudden Pond is in Harold Parker State Forest on the border of North Reading and North Andover, MA 

From Wakefield, proceed through the 129 rotary and follow Haverhill Street through Reading to North Reading Center. Go straight through the light for approximately 1.5 miles, and take a right at the blinking yellow light onto Marblehead Street. Follow Marblehead Street for about 1.5 miles, and turn left onto Salem Street -- you should see a small brown sign on the Right pointing Left to Harold Parker State Forest.  If you pass a sign that indicates the border of North Reading and Middleton, you've gone too far.
From Salem Street, you will be turning right at Gate 7. If you're setting your GPS or an App like WAZE, the closest street address to the gate is the Forest Riding Academy, 33 Salem Street, North Reading, MA 01864-1513, or Sudden Pond Fire Road, North Reading, MA  Turn right at Gate 7 and follow the road to the campsite, which will be on your right.

Looking forward to a great weekend!

YIS,Pack 722