Hiking at Bullfrog Lake on June 30

by Kimberly Cimino in Outing

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Cub Scout Bicycling Belt Loop

Cub Scout Bicycling Belt Loop

Come one; come all – next Sunday June 30 we’re heading back to Bullfrog Lake for a ‘Choose your own adventure’ with Nature.  This year we have multiple options to choose from:

  • Bike – bring your bike, there are miles and miles of trails ranging from moderate to crazy fun single track.  (Note – Not recommended for inexperienced  or new bikers.  There is a relatively easy 5 mile loop with a couple tricky patches….)
  • Hike – There’s plenty of trails to give the hiking boots a work out!  Grab a map and go!
  • Geocaching Treasure Hunt – hidden in the forest are geocached treasure.  Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location.  (Download Geocaching by Groundspeak Inc. or a similar Geocaching application)   There are numerous Geocaches in the Bullfrog lake area.  Hunt down as many as you can!
  • Fishing – right next door is Maple Lake.  They rent boats and allow shore fishing.  I’ll check ‘My Fishing Advisor’ to see if anything is biting  besides the mosquitoes.

A lunch of Subway sandwiches, chips, fruit, cookies and drinks will be served at 12:15ish at he top of ‘Big Grass Hill’

Summary:

  • Date:  Sunday June 30th
  • Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm  – with Lunch served around 12:15pm
  • Location:   Bullfrog Lake (Maple Lake)

Directions:  (about 25 minutes)

  • Take I55 to LaGarange Rd. South.
  • Take LaGarange Rd to IL 171S / Archer Ave  (exit on the far right)
  • Take Archer for about 3 miles, past Willow Springs Rd to 95th
  • Take a slight left on to 95th  (take the left fork – I’ll have a sign here)
  • Follow 95th uphill to Wolf Road, take a slight right onto Wolf – again I’ll have a sign here
  • Proceed on Wolf past 2 stop signs.  Go uphill  and take the next right.  (Pulaski Woods)
  • We will meet up at the Pavilion or the end of the parking road. One the attached map it is point #20 (click here for the Palos Map)

If you can join us, click here to fill out the easy registration form, we need to know much lunch to buy.  There is no fee for scouts, but $5 for all other family members over age six.  Since there is a lot to do this year besides biking, the pack is not planning a trailer to haul bikes en masse.  Each scout that attends will be given a brag vest segment to memorialize the fun.   A big thank you to Chris Pacourek for organizing this event.

US FlagAlso – don’t forget to click here to register your scout to join Pack 24 when we march in the Fourth of July Parade and then work the Lemonade Stand in Guthrie Park.

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