2017–18 Trip Calendar

Sept. 15–17: Whitewater Rafting on Kennebec River in Maine
Oct. 6–8: Backpacking at Mount Greylock*
Nov. 10–12: Conservation Service Trip at AMC Noble View Outdoor Center**
Dec. 9: Day Trip at Boda Borg Boston
Jan. 5–7: Snowshoe Trip in White Mountains*
Feb. 9–11: Cross-country Ski Trip in New Hampshire
March 16–18: Red Gate Farm in Ashfield, MA
March TBD: Wilderness First Aid**
April 27–29: Backpacking on the Appalachian Trail*
May 18–20: Backpacking Stratton Pond area*
May 26–28: Philmont Shakedown (Philmont Participants Only)**
June 22–24: Bicycling Trip on Martha’s Vineyard
June 28–July 12: Trek, Philmont Scout Ranch, New Mexico (Philmont Participants Only)

* Philmont Qualifier
**Philmont Required

Trips 2016-17

Scouting Collective 56 goes on one outdoor trip per month from September through June. The 2016–17 Scouting year will culminate with a summer trip to Maine High Adventure (MHA) for a multi-day wilderness canoe trip. All monthly trips are open to all Scouts, but those planning to attend MHA must complete several requirements.

Maine High Adventure Requirements for Summer Wilderness Canoe Trip 2017:

1- Participate in the Community Service Trip (April trip)
2- Complete Wilderness First Aid Training (TBD, usually in March)
3- Participate in two qualifying canoe trips (September and June)
4- Participate in the formal trip shakedown (May trip on Memorial Day weekend)
5- Complete Canoeing merit badge/Watercraft Venturing requirement (spring 2017)
6- Provide a complete BSA medical form, signed by physician Continue reading