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Activity for the National Summertime Pack Award Activity for June
Walk on the Park’s loop road to the trail head, hike the woodland trails to the top of the Scout Area, return to the parking along the road: total of 2 miles.
All Pack 270 & Pack 470 Cubs, Leaders, Families & Guests are welcome to join.
Uniform of the day: If you have it, Cub Activity Uniform, known unofficially as the “Class B.”
To ensure everyone’s safety, masks need to be worn where physical distance is not possible. Family groups should try to stay together and distance themselves from other family groups.
Cubs are encouraged to bring and carry their six essentials on the hike:
The facilities are open at the Park, however the Visitor Center and its bathrooms close at 5 pm, so please plan accordingly.
The trail is mostly easy with some good ups and downs and several wet areas, so be prepared with appropriate hiking/walking shoes. Part of the trail is near a rock ledge and then goes down rocks that are steep and that is the steepest part of the trail.
We will meet at the statue of General Putnam in front of the Visitor Center. Sometimes a GPS will direct people to a parking lot on the other side of the Park closer to the pond. You will want to park in the main lot where you can see the Visitor Center and/or the statue.
If the weather is in question, we will let everyone know by 10 am on that Sunday if we are still going to hold the hike or not.
Putnam Memorial State Park was the site of an encampment of Major General Israel Putnam’s Division of the Continental Army during the winter of 1778 – 1779, during the American Revolution. It is Connecticut’s oldest state park, established in 1887.