Troop 174 started out above People’s Forest in Barkhamstead, and canoed roughly 8 miles down the Farmington River, ending in New Hartford. The boys brought their families to enjoy the end-of-summer weather, and stopped halfway down the river to have lunch together and play in the water. At the end of the canoe trip, everyone returned to People’s Forest to enjoy a night of camping.
Although this canoe trip was enjoyable, the boys used this time to work on their merit badges and rank advancement by working on things like their cooking, knot-tying, and camping skills.
Simsbury Trip 174 meets every Wednesday at 7pm at the Simsbury United Methodist Church. Feel free to come by and join the fun!