Thursday, September 11, 2014

Join us for a Pack Hike!

With the kick off of the new scout year under our belts, we are kicking off a new program, too!  The Pack 1910 Hiking Club!  

Let's face it -- one of the main reasons boys want to join Scouts is to get OUTDOORS!  There's no better way to do that than getting out for some good ole fun on the trails!  We want to be more a outdoor-oriented Pack and keep our boys ACTIVE!  We will keep the OUT in scOUTing!  Attendance at these events is completely optional, but... you know you want to come!  

The 3rd Saturday of every month, Pack 1910 will have a Pack-wide hike at varying locations somewhere in the D/FW area.  Hikes will be anywhere between 1-4 miles.  Oh, and did I mention that we will be logging miles!  Why?  Because for logging miles -- the boys will receive AWARDS for specific miles along the way.

One of the great things about taking part in a pack hike is that the boys will be on their way to earning the Hiking Belt Loop and/or Activity Pin as well.  To find out more about that, click here.  Simply print it out and once it is complete, turn it into your den leader.  You must earn the belt loop before you can earn the pin.  (Note:  you only need to turn in the first page if you are only seeking the belt loop.)

Our first hike will be Saturday, September 20 at 9:00 a.m. at the Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge.  There is an admission fee of $5 for anyone age 13-64.  Here is a link of the FWNC&R's Trail Map.  Their address is 9601 Fossil Ridge Road, Fort Worth, TX 76135.  Their phone number is 817-392-7410.  Please pull all the way through to the Hardwicke Interpretive Visitor Center parking lot.  From there, we will hit the trails as a group after going over important information on hiking, the buddy system, and such.

Parents, please take a look at Pack 1910's Hiking Club packet for more information on what to bring, what to wear, etc.  It would be good to go over this with your scout BEFORE they show up to a hike.

If we have an avid hiker or parent that would like to become the Pack Hiking Chair, please contact April.  Many hands makes light work and we need to be sure we are all helping make the Pack "go".  

If you plan to attend, please be sure you e-mail April so that we know to expect you. All Pack events are FAMILY FRIENDLY but please do not bring pets.  

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