Cycling Campout on the Delaware - May 22-23, 2010

Sunday return is to St. Dunstan's at Noon

RSVP is CLOSED.  Please email a Scout leader if you still want to go.

Come cycling and camping along the smooth and safe trails along the Delaware River.  We will start riding at our campsite on the Pennsylvania side, heading North to cross the bridge into Frenchtown, New Jersey.  From there we will go South along the Delaware River to Bull's Island, take a break, then return.  Check out pictures from our 2008 trip here:  CYCLING

We will have a beginner trip, plus one or more experienced-rider trips.  We need drivers both ways and parents to cycle with us!  We will camp at Tinicum Park, part of the Bucks County Parks system.  If we're done cycling early enough you can get to see a POLO MATCH!

The map of the park is here:  MAP (click on Download)   We are staying in Group Camp Area #3 (in the upper left)

We could use a parent to stay in camp (and not cycle) to take care of our things and be there if someone needs to return.  You could read a book or just relax!  Bonus points if you can pull the troop trailer to drop off bikes and pick them up!

Depart Saturday 8:30AM from St. John's  <== CHANGE
Return Sunday Noon to ST. DUNSTAN'S  <== CHANGE

Everyone must wear a helmet in good condition (including adults).  Your bike and helmet MUST HAVE BEEN CHECKED at a troop meeting in order to be allowed to go on this trip.  DO NOT JUST SHOW UP ON SATURDAY MORNING AND EXPECT TO BE ALLOWED TO GO without having had your bike checked at a Troop Meeting.
  • tent camping by patrol
  • meals by patrol  (First Year Scouts: you will work on this at the next troop meeting)
  • eat breakfast before you leave on Saturday morning; drink lots of water!
  • bring a bag lunch (nutritious!); bring at least one quart of water; bring a day pack to carry your stuff
  • wear/bring clothing and gear for a standard campout - CHECK THE WEATHER FORECAST
  • wear/bring sunscreen and bug spray