Flier for FNL-Draper 2015-edit-final

Flier for FNL-Draper 2015-edit-final


T2 on AT trek no. 10

Six of our older scouts plus Pepper hiked around 8 miles on day 1 and 5 miles on day 2.  This overnight trek was both very scenic and very tiring.  It was the most difficult hike so far not because of distance, but because of the terrain and elevation differences.  It also was cold at night. [approx. 26 deg F.]  We hiked up and down Bear Mountain and several smaller mountains.  From the top of one of the mountains, we could see Manhattan roughly 50 miles away.
– Paul S., PL and substitute Troop Historian

Our autumn Open House and Registration Night (along with our brothers in Cub Scout Pack 1) is scheduled for:

Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 7:00PM at the First Reformed Church 18 Farragut Avenue (at Five Corners)

Stop in and find out what Scouting is really all about today.  Ask questions/meet the leaders/register your son.

Post 1195 members check out the work on their renovation

Post 1195 members check out the work on their renovation. Photo by Rob F.


Scouts prep for painting

Progress continues on Zak A’s Eagle Scout Service Project which renovates the basement multipurpose room of the American Legion Post 1195 Hall. Scouts are replacing finishes and fixtures, and repainting the space. Check back for updates!

Dining Hall at Camp Read.  Photo by Paul S.

Dining Hall at Camp Read. Photo by Paul S.

Welding Merit Badge at Camp Read

Welding Merit Badge at Camp Read. Photo by Paul S.

Garter snake at E-Con  (Camp Read).  Photo by Paul S.

Garter snake at E-Con (Camp Read). Photo by Paul S.

Although we have attended Camp Read in prior years, 2014 was especially fun since we camped with the Provos. We had a great group of kids from different troops and I had fun meeting them all.
– Troop Historian Paul S.

T2, pre-hike
Bright Lights, Big City
The 20 mile hike to Times Square was one of our most challenging and enjoyable hikes. Seven members of Troop 2 (plus three adults) hiked from Hastings to Times Square in Manhattan.  That worked out to 21 miles, actually, plus one more mile to Grand Central to catch the Metro-North Railroad back to Hastings.  An additional two scouts hiked the initial 11-mile segment from Hastings to Inwood.  We enjoyed donuts at Twin Donut, and lunch under the George Washington Bridge.  Part of the hike included a cold rain.  Always bring rain gear!
–  Troop Historian Paul S.

AT-09 Start of hike

Approaching the "Lemon Squeeze" on the AT

Approaching the “Lemon Squeeze” on the AT. Photos by Paul S.

AT hike no. 9

This is the 9th backpacking hike in our series on the Appalachian Trail (AT).

Welcome to the new address for the updated T2 Hastings site.

Check back soon (June, 2014).

In the meantime, check our existing site (c. 2007-2008)
at  www.hastingsscouts.info

For info on the troop, contact Scoutmaster Richard Saunderson at info@SaundersonLee.com