Thursday, August 12, 2021

Re: Bedford Flag Trail

Hi All,

A reminder that if you plan to hike with us this Saturday on the Bedford Flag Trail, please RSVP to Geoff Sheau no later than noon tomorrow so that we can arrange the requisite car shuttle for this hike.

Pack Leadership

On Wed, Aug 11, 2021 at 12:17 AM CubScout PackSevenTwoTwo <> wrote:
BSA Historic Hike, Bedford Flag Trail
Saturday, August 14 - 8AM
Bedford, MA to Concord, MA

Our upcoming Pack hike this Saturday is the Bedford Flag Trail, which follows the route the Bedford Minuteman took from Bedford to Old North Bridge in Concord on April 19th, 1775.  The Bedford Flag is the oldest complete flag known to exist in the United States.  This is a recognized BSA Historic Hike.  Scouts and Scouters should wear class A uniform for the hike.  Completion of the hike, including the requisite questionnaire, will qualify all participants to receive a patch and medal.

This is a 5.5 mile one-way hike following roads and will require a car shuttle. There are 1.5 miles of this hike in the middle portion that are without sidewalk and will require walking single-file on the shoulder of the road.  The roads are primarily residential and it should be assumed that there will be no restroom facilities along the hike. Hikers should come prepared with good shoes for walking, appropriate clothing for the weather (current forecast is high of 92, 50% chance of showers), snacks, plenty of water, and sun protection.  Please bring a mask, as well.  Estimated time for completion of this hike is 3 hours - hopefully before the heat sets in.

If you plan to go on this hike with the Pack, please contact Cubmaster Geoff Sheau via email with # of hikers and # of extra spaces in your vehicle so the car shuttle details can be determined.  Please note that the car shuttle will require either riding in someone else's vehicle OR providing a ride to others in your vehicle; depending on numbers, we may need to shuttle drivers only but hoping we can avoid this.  Windows can be lowered and masks worn during the car ride for the comfort of participants if requested.  It is a 10min car ride from the end to the start of the hike.

Yours in Scouting,
Your Pack Committee