Fishing at Boston Lot Lake -- 1 May 11

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1.0 Overview

The Boston Lot is a tract of undeveloped land owned by the City of Lebanon. It is located just to the east of the Connecticut River directly across Rt 10 from the Wilder Dam. The Boston Lot includes several miles of hiking trails and a pristine lake that is home to numerous species of fish. We'll be visiting the Boston Lot for a fun outing centered on fishing in the lake and generally enbjoying this very special locale. The outing will provide advancement opportunities for Fishing and Fly Fishing Merit Badges.

2.0 Concept

2.1 Description

We will meet at the picnic area parking lot opposite Wilder Dam at 9 am on Sunday. We'll then hike the quarter mile in to the lake and... go fishing! We can hike around the lake to the best fishing spots, eat lunch when we're hungry, and end up back at the parking lot at 2 pm.

2.2 Schedule of Events

Sunday 1May
0900 -- Meet at parking lot, organize shared gear.
0915 -- Hike to dam. 0930 -- Arrive at dam. Go fishing.
1200 -- Lunch.
1330 -- Pack up for return to trailhead.
1400 -- Pickup at parking lot.

2.3 Expected Conditions and Difficulty

This should be a relatively easy, fun outing with no special challenges. Nevertheless, it is important to be prepared for the unexpected, and to use this outing as an opportunity to develop skills for more rigorous conditions.

2.4 Special Requirements

Open to all scouts, scouters, and parents. There are no skill prerequisites for this outing.

3.0 Administration and Logistics

3.1 Announcement Date: 6 Apr 11

3.2 Roster Closing Date: 1 May 11

3.3 Costs

3.4 Equipment

3.4.1 Individual Equipment

  • Class B uniform. Really.
  • Basic hiking equipment suitable to the weather and terrain.
  • Sun protection (hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, etc.)
  • Fishing equipment.
  • Fishing license if you are older than 16. (Unless you don't plan to fish.)
  • Lunch and water.
  • A way to carry your stuff.

    3.4.2 Patrol Equipment

    None.

    3.4.3 Troop Equipment

  • Map
  • First Aid Kit
  • Spare fishing equipment

    3.5 Transportation Plan

    Drop-off Point: Boston Lot Picnic Area parking lot
    Drop-off Time: 0900 Sun 1May
    Pickup Point: Same Place
    Pickup Time: 1400 Same Day

    Driving Directions:
    South out of Hanover on Rt 10. The parking lot is on the left immediately opposite Wilder Dam.

    4.0 Leadership

    4.1 Planning Committee

  • David

    4.2 Adult Leaders

  • SMIC: Mr. Young
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    Approved YJB 28Apr11


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