Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Freedom Trail Hike Update

Hello, Scouting Families,

After consulting with some Cub Scout folks who have done the Freedom Trail hike before, I am going to change a few things about the hike to make it go more smoothly. 

  • Instead of meeting at the Bunker Hill Monument, we will be meeting at the Oak Grove Orange Line Station at 9:15 am
  • We will take the Orange line from Oak Grove to Downtown Crossing
  • Everyone should download and print out the Cub Scout Freedom Trail Hike Worksheet to bring with them
  • The hike will take about 3+ hours to complete
  • Because this is a historic hike, scouts are required to wear their Class A uniform
  • Scouts should pack their 6 essentials
  • We will hike out of the City and conclude at the Bunker Hill Monument in Charlestown

Thursday, August 4, 2022

Freedom Trail Hike

Hello, Pack 722!

On August 13th, at 10:00 am, the Pack will be hiking the Freedom Trail starting at the Bunker Hill Monument in Charlestown and ending in Boston Common. There is parking in front of Whole Foods near the T entrance about 4 blocks from the Bunker Hill Monument. This is a 2.5 mile hike through mostly flat neighborhoods. Click here for information on the Freedom Trail or visit this website

There are many historical sites along the trail that we can visit if the scouts are up for it, however, it may take a long time to tour all of the sites. I would like to keep the hike to around 2 hours max. I'm thinking that maybe we can tour 1 or 2 of the most important sites along the way. Let me know your thoughts in this form:

I plan to picnic on Boston Common after the hike but feel free to head back or get lunch elsewhere. After lunch, the easiest thing for everyone to do is take the T back to Charlestown where you parked. The shutdown on the Orange line do not start until the 19th. 

This is a historical trail so there is a special patch that you will get for hiking it.