Backpacking Trek – May 2012

  • The PLC has decided to do a backpacking trek.  We have scheduled it for May 4-6.

    Due to the nature of the trek, participation is limited to Scouts currently in the 7th grade or older, have attended at least one troop summer camp, and are medically cleared.

    We will hike a section of the Caprock Canyons Trailway.  We will carry all gear and food and will camp in two separate locations.
    By the map,  the trek will be 17 miles and will count for one of the treks for Backpacking Merit Badge.

    Boys must have proper gear, including a proper backpack, sleeping bag and boots.
    The Boy Scout Fieldbook and Backpacking Merit Badge pamphlet have good information about selecting  gear.
    There are quite a few packs on e-bay if you need one.

    You need to be sure to get boots early so they are broken in before we go. There’s little worse than getting blisters from new boots when you have 20 pounds of gear on you back and ten miles to go.

    There will also be several mandatory meetings for all scouts and adults planning on attending.

    We need to start planning to assure we have enough troop gear, etc.

    If you are interested in going, E-mail Matt Hand  mhand@bf-law.com.   

    If you have any questions about the Trek or selecting gear,  check with Matt Hand or Brian Bruckner.

    Don’t worry if you can’t do this one,  we are looking to do more, so you’ll get your chance