Troop 56 Overnight Backpacking - Harriman State Park - 2019

Troop 56 Permission Slip
Troop 56 Harrimann State Park NY
November 23/24 2019

We will be meeting at the Elk’s 6:30AM Saturday to do a final gear check! We will leave the Elk’s at 7AM

..... Carpool - Directions will be given out on Saturday Morning

Planned Return time to the Elks 5:00pm – APPROXIMATELY!


An overnight backpack hike around Harriman State PArk in NY is scheduled for the weekend of Nov 23 and 24, 2019. We will leave the Elks at 7:00 am on Saturday Nov 23 and return to the Elks by Early evening on Sunday Nov 24th.

The 2 day hike will traverse approximately 12 miles in the State Park's trails.. On the first day we will hike approximately 8 miles to a Shelter, where we will spend the night in tents. The second day will begin early with breaking camp and breakfast. We will then cover approx. 4 miles down miles down from the falls to the cars.

Since there is limited camping space at the shelter the size of our group will be strictly limited to 14 scouts/adults.
The hike is open to all scouts
Everyone will be responsible for their own lunch on the first day.
Evening Meals and Breakfast will be decided at the prep meeting
Please bringing your own trail mix and healthy snacks
Scouts will sleep in 2 man (min) or 3 man (max) tents and share the burden of carrying the tents with their tent mates.
Adults may sleep in 1 to 3 man tents and likewise share the load (if 2 or 3 man tents are used)
All hikers must have their own backpack and sleeping bag…no sharing.
Everyone must carry at least 2 liters of water in Nalgene bottles or canteens for cooking. (No single use disposable bottles please). Camelbacks are fine for drinking water while hiking.
The Troop will supply Jet-Boil stoves, a water filter and first aid kit so there is no need to pack your own.

IMPORTANT: The hike is LOOP hike, so NO shuttle is required. However we will need 4 adults volunteers willing to hike with the crew.

Scouts please contact a senior patrol member if you are interested in going or if you have any questions.

Adults please feel free to contact Mr. Golden with any questions or concerns. Permission slips are due by the Monday Nov 18 Troop meeting.

DO NOT just show up at the Elks!!! Seating is planned to minimize the number of drivers needed. If you arrive unannounced a seat may not be available. PLEASE complete the online permission slip for each hiker attending so plans can be finalized.

Do Not Bring:
• Electronic devices (radio, IPods, video games, DVD players, etc.)
• Cell Phones… Adult Leaders will have them for emergencies and to call parents when we get close to the Elk’s Club when we return.

As always “The weather will be beautiful.”

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