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Shop Rite Gift Cards

link to order form

Orders for the ShopRite card fundraiser are due to Mr. Dugas on the last day of each month. The order form is on the home page under “Information”. The form contains all the information to get started. Let’s start building up those scout accounts for all the great trips planned for this coming year!

Contact Mr. Dugas if you have questions

September 2012 – Pine Barrens / Mullica River

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Our first trip of the season will have us enjoying a canoe trip adventure down the Mullica river in the New Jersey Pine Barrens.  We will depart from Oakland on Friday evening September 14 about 5:30 PM (time is tentative) and return home late Sunday afternoon, September 16. (Monday the 17 is a school holiday).

Registration for the trip will close Tuesday evening, September 4 so that we have time to complete patrol assignments and plan the trip.

Cost of the trip is $40.00, and includes canoe, paddle, and PFD, 3 meals Saturday and breakfast and lunch Sunday.  Scouts will be paired 2 per canoe.  All participants on this trip are required to pass (or have passed) the BSA swim test and have BSA medical forms on file with the troop.  Depending on registration, we may need to give scouts priority and limit parent participation.  I will keep everyone posted on the status as we get close to closing.

Unique gear needs will be minimal, and will be published soon.  A backpacking sleeping bag with stuff sack will be very helpful, which most scouts already own, as would a dry bag for it.  A garbage back can suffice, but a dry bag would be far better.  Dry bags are available at Wal-Mart for less than $20, and will last for many trips.  The super-duty (super-expensive) type is not required, and is actually awkward due to the stiffness of the material they are made from.  You simply require something sealable to manage the water which inevitably makes its way in to the canoe.

Call me with questions at (201) 410-7903

Mr. Burns

August 2012 – Floodwood Mountain Reservation

 

Floodwood 2012 was a great experience. The Pathfinders sent three crews throughout the Long Lake and Saranac Lakes region. What did you like best about the experience?

Trip Reports go here…

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