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Bike Hike 8/19/17

posted Aug 19, 2018, 2:16 PM by Calendar BSATroop46Va
On Saturday morning 13 Scouts and four leaders and one parents left Hancock, Maryland (mile marker 125) and rode approximately 15 miles east on the C&O Canal to McCoy’s Ferry (mile marker 110). 
This was a rescheduled trip from March that was cancelled due to poor trail conditions and snow. The day was sunny and cool for August with a high in the upper 70’s. The older Scouts took the lead stopping at designated points to allow the Troop to gather back together. We stopped at the Hancock visitor center to learn a bit more about the C&O Canal. Our next stop was the Fort Frederick State (MD) Park for lunch. By mid-afternoon we arrived at the McCoy’s Ferry campground on the canal outside Clear Spring, Maryland. This bike hike counts toward Camping Merit Badge requirement 9b3 and Bicycling Merit Badge requirement 7Ab if a report is written.