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Trail Building
Sorry for the lack of posts - we just returned from our family vacation in northern Minnesota. Another year without catching a muskie. But, my youngest son has gotten hooked on flyfishing so I have high hopes of him rounding up a couple guys to do the flyfishing merit badge!

On Thursday, we have a group of 6 scouts and 2 adults heading out for a 3-day trip of trail building on the North Country Trail that will run from North Dakota to Maine when it is completed. This is our first time doing this, so we are excited to see what we've gotten ourselves in for. At least, we'll each get a patch for our efforts. :-)
We're running it much like a trek crew with all of us acting as a single patrol. Since we have evenings with no real program, there's lots of dutch oven meals on the menu.
The various scouts will use their work hours towards different awards - rank advancement, Leave No Trace, and 50-Miler. I'm hoping it's a good experience and we have more scouts involved next year, and maybe someone working towards a Hornaday soon.

I'm afraid the posts will be sparse over the next month. With scout camp and two backpacking trips, I'll let you know how it goes. I hope you all have a safe and adventurous summer.

Scout On!
Posted: 0:05 07-04-2007 156
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