1.0 Overview

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.

2.0 Concept

2.1 Description

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

3.3 Costs


3.4 Equipment

3.4.1 Individual Equipment

Class A Uniform is required for travel.

3.4.2 Patrol Equipment


3.4.3 Troop Equipment

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

4.0 Leadership

4.1 Planning Committee


4.2 Adult Leaders

SMIC: Yorke Brown, SM

Gregg Hoge, ASM

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