We have an awesome back pack trip coming up from 13-15 July in San Isabel National Forest. We are going to hike the Squirrel Creek Trail and visit Bishop’s Castle when we are done on Sunday. Squirrel Creek Trail is about 10-12 miles and is a moderate hike. Every scout has the ability complete this hike and is encourage to attend. We can start as early as the adult leaders are able on Friday morning to get as much daylight as we can and will return on Sunday afternoon after exploring Bishop’s Castle. Here is the link to Bishop’s Castle so you can check it out! http://www.bishopcastle.org.
On the hike, scouts can finish rank advancements, complete merit badges, and conduct scout master conferences if they are ready. Focus of this camp out (Besides having fun in our beautiful state of Colorado) will be navigation, knot tying and first aid skills.
Scout will predominately provide their own meals on this hike (Mountain House, pre-made meals, etc) with the exception of Saturday Night. The patrols will have a back packing dinner cook-off to see who can make the most creative and delicious meal using only backpacking stoves or an open fire if allowed. Be creative!!
Parents and families are invited to come down to Bishop’s castle on Sunday and spend time with the troop and with your scout to check out this amazing place. You may bring your scout home with you after Bishop’s Castle. On this trip, expect the troop to return sometime Sunday afternoon.
Here is the map wealltrails-squirrel-creek-2
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