This year’s outing is scheduled for June 24th and as the name states will have both a biking and
hiking option. The event will be held at the Palos forest preserve often referred to as Maple Lake. This is one of the hidden gems in the Chicagoland area.
All cub scouts and families are welcome to participate. Everyone is encouraged to hike and/or bike at their own pace and for as long or as short as you wish. There are a number of trails to explore that range from flat scenic crushed gravel trails to more challenging single track mountain biking. For those that don’t bike – hiking is also a great option to explore this hidden gem. Not in to long hikes either? Have the kids play on the big “grass hill” while you relax, fish bullfrog lake, read a book or enjoy the view from the top – there’s something for everyone!
A trailer will be provided for any folks that need help transporting their bikes out to Maple lake. The Pacourek family is coordinating a picnic lunch to feed the hungry hikers/bikers.
So to recap the details:
Who: All Pack 24 cub scouts and their families
What: An “at your pace” hike or bike along a beautiful stretch of Cook Country Forest Preserve with lunch served to all participants
Where: The starting point is the Bull Frog lake in the Palos Forest Preserve, a map and directions will follow
When: Sunday, June 24th at 10:00 am CT; if you need help transporting your bike, come to the parking lot at the Riverside Swim Club at 9:00am CT on Sunday. A trailer will be there until 9:20am to load bikes into their trailer but then they have to leave to unload bikes at 10am at the Palos Forest Preserve
How: There is no charge for scouts or siblings under 12 years of age. Older siblings and adults are $5 each, to help offset the cost of the pavilion rental and lunch. Click here to complete the registration form before the June 20th registration deadline. All cub scouts that ride with us will receive a special patch!
UPDATE: Meeting location for the families needing help with bike transportation changed to the Riverside Swim Club parking lot.