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Aug 5-11, 2018
2018 Balsam Trk Program at Onteora Scout Reservation

2018 Balsam Trek at Onteora sponsored by the OAA










Experience a whole new level of hiking at Onteora this summer.
Earn the SO-Miler Award and partials in Hiking and Backpacking  Merit Badges. Climb the  Catskills

Experience a whole new level of hiking at Onteora this summer.
Earn the 50-Miler Award and partials in Hiking and Backpacking Merit Badges. Climb the Catskills
and see the region from one of the last fire towers standing. Camp overnight on the trail and
alongside mountain lakes. Fish at Big Pond. Take on a conservation project. Explore the rich
history of Onteora, “Land in the Sky,” and its surrounding region, from the legacy of the Lenape
Indians, supplying Union troops during the Civil War, the pioneering of a world-class fisherman’s
paradise, and more!
The program will run during Week 5 (August 5?11, 2018)
The trek is designed for older youth who want to reach the pinnacle of summer camping at OSR.
More challenging than your typical week at camp, this high-adventure trek puts scouts’ skills to
the test. Qualified Trek Guides accompany scouts along the way to ensure safety, teamwork, and the
principles of Scouting. Up to 8 scouts can participate in a single trek. Participants must be 14 or
older, or 13 if they have completed 8th grade.
Scouts may sign up individually or as a
group. All must have a strong sense of adventure!
Awards and Advancement:
In addition to the BSA 50-Miler Award, scouts earn partial completion of Hiking, Backpacking, and
Nature Merit Badges.
This trek also offers scouts the opportunity to form relationships with Trek Staff, sign up for
additional hikes and conservation projects on Long Island, and ultimately achieve all the
requirements for Hiking, Backpacking, and Nature Merit Badges.
Finally, scouts get the rare opportunity to apply core scouting skills to an exciting challenge.
Every scout will integrate and hone their skills through this trek experience!

For more information click Here for the program information \



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