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Bike Trip Reminders

posted Oct 15, 2012, 7:27 PM by Keith Biegert   [ updated Oct 15, 2012, 7:28 PM ]
A few reminders for the Bike Trip...
  • Permissions slips and fee due at Wednesday's meeting.  Mr. Coman will be collecting.
  • If you already requested to bring your own bike - you need to have it inspected.  Mr. Polonio has volunteered to do this on Wednesday before troop meeting beginning at 6:45 pm.
  • Depart from Kroger on Friday at 5 pm.  Return is 1 pm Sunday.
  • Warning on hammock tents - suitably spaced trees are an issue - you should plan on being a ground dweller.  I am double checking the surface, but it should be dense enough for normal tent spikes.
  • Bring your own helmet, water bottle, Camelback and/or small daypack.
  • There is patrol time Wednesday for final planning - adults will look at menus.  Make sure QMs have your equipment lists. 
  • Meals that need to be planned are:
    • Saturday Breakfast – not to elaborate – we need to leave for bike shop 8:30 am.  Keep in mind it must be nutritional since we have a full day of riding ahead. 
    • Saturday Lunch – should be a bag lunch that is carried.  Also include fruit, trail mix as a nutritional snack.
    • Saturday Dinner – you have plenty of time to prepare a good meal.  
    • Sunday Breakfast – plenty of time as long as you plan breakdown of camp to be fully packed to leave by 9:00 am.
  •  If you working on Camping Merit Badge, you should be able to use this ride as one of one options for Requirement 9b (Take a bike trip of at least 15 miles or at least four hours).  This would mean that you already have a Blue Card or you get one signed Wednesday – it will be your responsibility to get the requirement signed off during the trip. Adult memories fade quickly, so get the sign-off before the weekend is over.
Mr. Hageter