Friday, September 2, 2016

Pack Hike


One of the best way to get boys unplugged and outside is to get them into organized activities such Scouting... and our 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!

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The idea for a Hiking Club is an excellent way to meet many requirements and desires of the boys. Hiking encourages healthy outdoor activities and engages the boys in an outdoor program unparalleled in our area. In Pack 1910’s Hiking Club, we will hold hikes year round. We also will track Scout’s miles and present recognition for reaching set marks. After their first hike, they will be given a patch. After reaching 25 miles, they earn their hiking staff. If they reach 50 miles, they will earn the medallion and leather grip to place upon it. After that, Scouts receive additional recognition as miles accumulate. The hiking program provides the pack an opportunity to enjoy an outdoor activity that is healthful for boys, their families, and leaders.

We have a complete set of rules in place along with a complete annual calendar of hikes already on the schedule.  

Our first hike will be Saturday, September 3 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 the hikes, it's always a good idea to RSVP on ScoutBook so everyone knows who to look for.  All Pack events are FAMILY FRIENDLY but please do not bring pets.

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