Thursday, August 15, 2019

Last 2 Summer Pack Events Sunday the 18th and Saturday the 24th

Hello Pack 722,

First Event - Blue Hills Hike

This Sunday August 18th is the Blue HillsTrail Hike......the trail is a 8 mile hike (all off road) with elevation changes in the terrain.   There are no bathrooms, so digging cat holes would be our only course of action and there are no places to replenish water bottles (carrying potable water for entire hike).  Class A uniforms are mandatory because this is a historical hike.

Its been said before but I'll say it again,  this hike isn't intended for the younger Scouts.   They have their hiking opportunities during our Town Forest cleanup hikes and will have an opportunity to complete longer hikes when they are older.

We will be stopping approximately half way through the hike to eat.  

Due to the length of the hike (5-6 hours), we will meet promptly at 8am.   The meeting spot is the Blue Hills Trailside Museum 1904 Canton Ave Milton, MA.  We will send word to those attending if we switch the meeting spot.

If you plan on attending, please reach out to Mark Pothier via text with your name as well as email address to 781-454-8214.  He will be organizing the event and will need to be able to contact you in case of severe weather.

Second Event - Moulton Park Clean Up

On Saturday, August 24th we will be having a Town Park clean up service project.  This is perfect for any aged scout.  We start at 9am and will meet at Moulton Park off Cedar Street.  Please remember to wear appropriate Footwear and Dress According to the weather.  In addition, don't forget your Water, Snacks, Bug spray, Sun Screen, Gloves, Trash Bags.  There is no requirement to wear your uniform.  

Looking forward to finishing this summer out strong.

Yours In Scouting
Your Pack Committee

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Marblehead Hike - Saturday August 3rd

Hello Pack 722,

This Saturday August 3 is the Marblehead Hike......the trail is a 6 mile hike along pavement through historical Marblehead and finishes in Salem.   We are not sure what the bathroom options will be during this hike (anticipate none for at least the first 3 miles) and there are no places to replenish water bottles (carrying potable water for entire hike).  Also, the weather for Saturday  morning is sunny and 86 degrees.....hot.  Class A uniforms are mandatory because this is a historical hike.

Its been said before but I'll say it again,  this hike is not designed for younger Scouts.   They have other hiking opportunities during our Town Forest cleanup hikes and will have an opportunity to complete longer hikes when they are older.

Due to the length of the hike (4.5-6 hours), we will meet promptly at 8:15 am.   The meeting spot is in the long term parking lot at New Liberty St. and Essex St in Salem.  It is across from Peabody Essex Museum and East India Square Mall.  Once all have arrived, we will carpool to the start in Marblehead.  

If you plan on attending, please reach out to Mark Pothier via text with your name as well as email address to 781-454-8214.  He will be organizing the event.

YIS,
Your Pack Committee