Cub Scout Pack 1776

March Hikes

Pack 1776,

Thanks to Camping Chair Bernard, we will be having not one, but two hikes this month.  Scouts, friends and family are welcome to these hikes.  Evites will be coming your way.  Please reply so we get a headcount for patches.  Hikes detail below.

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Hike # 1: Presidio Historic Trail

Date: Saturday, March 17, 2012
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Presidio of San Francisco. Meet at the Visitors Center and Officer's Club (map)
Cost: Free
Attire: Class B
Award: Presidio Historic Trail patch for scouts
Detail: Trail map (bmp) & info (doc)
RSVP: Evite by Monday, March 12th

San Francisco Bay Area Council established the Presidio Historic Trail Program over four decades ago. It has a trail for Cub Scout Packs and Boy Scout Troops. The Cub Scout Trail is about 3.5-miles as it starts from the Visitor Center, down to Fort Point and then around to Battery Chamberlin. The Boys Scout Trail is between 6.4 to 8.1 miles depending upon whether the troop hikes all across the Golden Gate Bridge and back.

Hike # 2: Forest Conservation Day

Date: Saturday, March 24, 2012
Time: 1:45 PM - 4:45PM
Location: Sanborn county park (map)
Cost: $6 park entrance fee
Attire: Class B
Award: Forest Conservation Days patch for participating scouts
Detail: Forest conservation day flyer (pdf)
RSVP: Evite by Monday, March 19th

We will be having a 2-3 hour interactive, hands-on hike with a forester through the redwood forest and the oak woodlands of Sanborn Park. Included will be tree identification, and instruction/activities on geology, soils, wildlife biology, native culture, fire fighting, forest products, demonstration of a vintage 1882 Steam Donkey, and more!

This is a great opportunity to fulfill requirements of the Webelos forester and geologist activity pins, Bear elective #15 (water & soil conservation), Wolf elective #18 (outdoor adventure), belt loops and pins for geology and wildlife conservation, etc. Cloth patches commemorating this event will be available for participating scouts.

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