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Aug 6-12, 2017
2017 Balsam Trk Program at Onteora Scout Reservation

2017 Balsam Trek at Onteora sponsored by the OAA




Summer ’17 BalsamTrek Program at Onteora Scout Reservation




To Balsam & Beyond…

Summer ’17 Trek Program based at OSR


Experience a whole new level of hiking at Onteora this summer. Earn the 50 Miler award and partials in Hiking and Backpacking Merit Badges. Whether just for the experience or for rank advancement, enjoy climbing some of the nearby mountains in the Catskills, seeing the region from one of the last Fire Towers standing, camping overnight on the trail and alongside mountain lakes.


The program is scheduled to run Week 5 (Aug. 6-12, 2017). Because of New York trail regulations, the program will be limited to 8 scouts. Participating Scouts must be 14, or older. Or 13, if they have completed 8th grade.


Advancement: For Scouts interested in earning the Hiking and Backpacking Merit Badges, along with the 50-miler Award, there will be a pre-camp program on Long Island that will include:

  • 5 & 10-mile hikes will be offered before the camp program
  • Qualifying field project enabling Scouts to fulfill requirements for the 50-miler Award

Scouts will also have the option to earn partials in Hiking and Backpacking, along with partials in Cooking, Nature and other badges as time permits. (All Scouts in the program will be required to participate in at least one pre-camp hike.



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