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Spaghetti Dinner this Friday – Supports Boy Scout Troops 188/159 – To help fund a Trip of a Lifetime

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Attend this great “All you Can Eat!” fund-raiser and support a trip of a lifetime for 8 boys and 4 leaders to attend Philmont, which is a 7-day long hiking adventure in New Mexico in August of this year.

Scout troops 188/159 have set their sights on heading off to an ultimate adventure, as they seek to conquer Philmont, which a is large, rugged, mountainous ranch located near the town of Cimarron, New Mexico, covering 140,177 acres of wilderness in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of the Rocky Mountains of northern New Mexico.

According to James Coron, and Dee Merring, “This troop is going on its 50th anniversary, and have about 35 members that pride themselves in being very active in supporting community. A sub-set of the boys in the Venture Patrol are planning the Adventure of a Lifetime.

Adventure of a Lifetime:

The Venture Patrol: Who is a sub-set of the scout troup (average of boys is 16 boys years), have been training for this event for over a year. According to Chris Merring Jr. and Mike Stanzilis Jr. from the Venture Patrol, “During this adventure we train on the pack weight, and the altitude, and distance in which we will be hiking. We do monthly hiking trips as part of our training, as we learn to carry up to 50-55 pounds in tour packs pounds in our packs. We add sacks of potatoes, water, rocks or anything else in our packs that can take us up to that weight.”

“We do this because it the absolute pinnacle of high adventure Scouting, it’s full of dangers from wildlife, high altitudes, steep drop-offs and high winds.” In addition one of the Venture Scouts stated, “We do this because it’s out there, and we want to climb it, we work as a team and we want to do It. When you sign up for Scouts you get to do things that you have never done before.”

Event Properties

Event Date 06-16-2017 5:00 pm
Event End Date 06-16-2017 8:00 pm
Individual Price Children under 5 are free
Roxbury Company 2 Firehouse
110 Shippenport Rd, Landing, NJ 07850, USA
Roxbury Company 2 Firehouse

Itinerary 15: Philmont Description – Very Rugged (43 miles)

Scout TrekThis great trek will provide your crew with the opportunity to climb Baldy Mountain without a layover! Begin your trek at the Ponil Turnaround and camp at Bent on your first night. From there, keep hiking alongside the Middle Ponil Creek or hike up and down Wilson Mesa to enjoy the view of the mountains to the north. At Rich Cabins, your crew will learn how homesteaders lived off the land and will be treated to an evening of music and entertainment. You will also be able to work on invasive plant eradication project. Keep hiking northwest and turn into Greenwood Canyon to begin your assault on Baldy

Mountain. Camp at Upper Greenwood and wake up early to hike to the Baldy ridgeline above Copper Park. Hang your smellables and take enough supplies for a side hike along the ridgeline to the top of Baldy. Views of Little Costilla, Big Costilla, and the Culebra Range in southern Colorado will be a pleasant reward! Hike back to your gear and continue on to Copper Park for the night. Enjoy the beautiful meadow, cool temperatures, and review your Baldy ascent. Hike to French Henry on the following morning to tour Lucien Maxwell's gold producing Aztec Mine and learn to blacksmith. Continue to Pueblano where you will climb spar poles with the loggers of the Continental Tie & Lumber Company before camping at Flume Canyon for the night. Reflect on your journey as you return to Ponil. Next stop… Base Camp!

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