1.0 OverviewEach year the troop offers an outing 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 that will introduce the Webelos Scouts to the troop and help them earn the Arrow of Light.
2.1 DescriptionWe will hike the AT from the Trescott Road parking lot south about three miles to Hanover, ending at the Community Center. (Map.) We will stop at the Velvet Rocks shelter for lunch and a campfire program. The troop will provide hot dogs, but each scout should provide anything else he might want.
Before starting on the hike, we will assemble to generate a roster, introduce ourselves, and do a quick review of key points of safe hiking, including
Once on the trail, we will proceed south by the AT about 2 miles to the Velvet Rocks Shelter. At the shelter we will build a fire, cook hot dogs, and conduct a campfire program.
After the campfire, we will continue south on the AT to Hanover and the Community Center. Pickup is at the Community Center.
2.2 Schedule of EventsSaturday, 15 Oct
1100 -- Review key points of hiking safety, and outing procedures.
1130 -- Start south on trail.
1300 -- Arrive at Velvet Rocks Shelter. Build fire, make lunch, campfire program.
1400 -- Continue south on trail.
1500 -- Arrive at Community Center.
2.3 Expected Conditions and DifficultyThe AT over Velvet Rocks is relatively easy but steep in a few places. There will probably be several inches of snow and there is ice in some spots. Expect more snow on the hilltops than there is in town. Please check the weather before departure and Be Prepared.
2.4 Special RequirementsOpen to all scouts, scouters, and parents. There are no skill prerequisites for this outing.
3.0 Administration and Logistics
3.1 Announcement Date: 5Dec07
3.2 Roster Closing Date: 15Dec07
3.3 CostsPlease bring $1 per person to cover the cost of hot dogs.
3.4.1 Individual Equipment
Useful Optional Items
3.4.2 Patrol EquipmentNone
3.4.3 Troop Equipment
3.5 Transportation PlanDrop-off Point: Trescott Rd Appalachian Trail Parking Lot
Drop-off Time: 11:00am Saturday 15Oct07
Pickup Point: Community Center Parking Lot
Pickup Time: 3:00pm Same Day
Note: Please do not leave until you have checked out with the Scoutmaster.
4.1 Planning Committee
4.2 Adult Leaders
Approved TPS 10Dec07