Each year the troop offers a hike to help the Second-Year Webelos Den satisfy the Arrow of
Light requirement for participation in an outdoor Boy Scout activity. This outing is a hike over
Velvet Rocks intended to satisfy that requirement.
We will hike the AT from the CoOp Gas Station Parking lot in Hanover, over Velvet Rocks, past
the Velvet Rocks Shelter, and down to the road crossing at Trescott Road and the parking lot
there. During the hike we will conduct exercises in land navigation, hiking safety, trail cooking,
and nature study.
2.1 Expected Conditions and Difficulty
The AT over Velvet Rocks is relatively easy but steep in a few places. There may still be ice in
spots, but snow cover should be minimal by this time of year. If the weather is warm, expect
some mud. If it rains, expect water to fall out of the sky onto you. Check the weather before
departure and Be Prepared.
2.2 Special Requirements
Open to all scouts, scouters, and parents. The Webelos Den has been invited.
There are no skills prerequisites for this outing.
3.0 Administration and Logistics
3.1 Announcement Date: 1 Mar 00
3.2 Roster Closing Date: 26 Mar 00
3.4.1 Individual Equipment
- Adequate clothing for the weather! Think rain, snow, hat, mittens, boots.
- Snacks and at least one liter of water.
- Something to carry your stuff in. Your hands must be free.
Class A Uniform is required for travel.
3.4.2 Patrol Equipment
3.4.3 Troop Equipment
- First Aid Kit
- Cooking rig
3.5 Transportation Plan
Dropoff Point: CoOp Gas Station.
Dropoff Time: Noon, Sunday 26 Mar 00
Pickup Point: Velvet Rocks (AT) parking lot on Trescott Road
Pickup Time: 4:00 pm, Same day
4.1 Planning Committee
4.2 Adult Leaders
SMIC: Yorke Brown, SM
Gregg Hoge, ASM
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