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D&R 20 Mile Hike - 2018
Troop 56 Permission Slip
Troop 56 D&R Hike - 20 Miles
Saturday November 24, 2018
Due to the length of the hike we will leave from the Elks at 6:00am - Please arrive before 5:45!
We will be hiking a 20 mile section of the Delaware and Raritan Canal. The hike will begin at Alexander Rd. in Princeton and end at the South Bound Brook Lock on Canal Rd
..... Carpooling / Shuttle
WE NEED SHUTTLE DRIVERS
Due to the length of this hike we will need 3-4 (depending on the # of hikers) adult shuttle drivers and one shuttle vehicle. Shuttle drivers will drive to the start of the hike in the shuttle vehicle then drive the hikers vehicles to the trail end. Shuttle drivers should be back in Long Hill by 8:00am
Directions will be given out Saturday Morning
Planned Return time to the Elks 6:00pm - APPROXIMATELY!
This hike is along the former "towpath" of the D&R Canal. It is very flat but very long.
Although the hike is open to all scouts and family members it may not be suitable for everyone. First year scouts and those lacking hiking experience may want to sit this one out.
Older scouts who are on their way to obtaining the Hiking Merit Badge are encouraged to attend. This hike is only offered every three years, and is required for the Hiking Merit Badge!
Your most comfortable, sturdy, well-fitting lite boots or sneakers are strongly recommended for this hike - Heavy hiking boots are NOT. All hikers must carry their own pack with water (at least 2 liters), bag lunch and a good supply of healthy trail snacks. Dress appropriately for the weather and conditions. Be Prepared! Don't forget, sunscreen, raingear, a hat and extra socks! Scouts should wear their Class B's. Also please leave the electronics at home
The hikes are ONE way, so a shuttle is required. An adult volunteer to assist with the shuttle is required. The volunteer will NOT hike with us but will drive up in their own vehicle to ferry the other drivers back to the trailhead after leaving their cars at the trail's end point.
PLEASE email me ASAP if you can fulfill this role…The hike CANNOT happen without a Shuttle Driver
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 Elks Club when we return.
As always "The weather will be beautiful."
Please Complete the Form Below and Submit Online
I give permission for my son to go on the D&R Canal Hike with Troop 56 on Nov 24th 2018
I confirm that my son's medical forms, needed to participate, have been submitted to the Troop leaders
Emergency Phone # (xxx) xxx-xxxx:
Please confirm if parent/guardian will also attend:
If attending please fill out the information below
Check here if the attending parent/guardian has a current Youth Protection Certificate
Name of attending parent/guardian::
I (adult) would be able to drive and carpool if necessary:
If yes, type of car:
Number of seat belts in car:
Name of parent/guardian submitting this form::