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Outdoor Opportunities in NEPA …… with Ed Allen. Learning Objectives. Identify many outdoor activities Scouts may enjoy List ways to keep outdoor activities fun Identify several specific resources available in NEPA Know what resources are available to help develop plans for outdoor activities.

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Outdoor Opportunities in NEPA……with Ed Allen


Learning Objectives

  • Identify many outdoor activities Scouts may enjoy

  • List ways to keep outdoor activities fun

  • Identify several specific resources available in NEPA

  • Know what resources are available to help develop plans for outdoor activities


Agenda

  • Discussion of outdoor opportunities

  • Review of several specific resources

  • Discussion of “keeping it fun”!

  • Explore available resources


Agenda

  • Discussion of outdoor opportunities

  • Review of several specific resources

  • Discussion of “keeping it fun”!

  • Explore available resources


Outdoor Opportunities

  • Let’s make a list!


Hiking

Biking

Backpacking

Plant identification

Bird watching

Orienteering

Boating

Rafting

Story telling

Camping

Fishing

Service projects

Sports

Swimming

Cooking

Geo-caching

Climbing

Pioneering

Possible Activities


Agenda

  • Discussion of outdoor opportunities

  • Review of several specific resources

  • Discussion of “keeping it fun”!

  • Explore available resources


Hickory Run State Park – boulder field

Group tenting

Hiking

Biking

Fishing

Swimming


Lackawanna State Forest: Pinchot Trail


http://www.explorepatrails.com/gm_trails.aspx


Rails to trails


D&H Rail Trail


Appalachian Trail243 PA Miles


Trail Magic!

High Point State Park

Highest point in NJ

Access point to the AT


Loyalsock Trail


Bike Hike / Campout State Parks


Ricket’s Glen


Goose Pond

Camp Achaela

McDade Park

Lackawanna State Park

Promised Land State Park

Hickory Run State Park

Frances Slocum State Park

Tobyhanna State Park

Lackawanna State Forest

Deleware Water Gap

High Point State Park

Leigh Gorge State Park

PA Grand Canyon

Ricketts Glen State Park

O&W Rail Trail

D&L Rail Trail

Local Resources


Agenda

  • Discussion of outdoor opportunities

  • Review of several specific resources

  • Discussion of “keeping it fun”!

    • Ideas?

  • Explore available resources


  • Keeping it Fun

    • Theme for activities

      • Pioneering

      • Cooking

      • Wilderness survival

      • ??? Tell a story

  • Build toward bigger activity

    • 5 mile hike, 10 mile hike, BP weekend…

  • Track toward goals

    • Century hiker


  • Backpacking fun, a little farther from home


    Agenda

    • Discussion of outdoor opportunities

    • Review of several specific resources

    • Discussion of “keeping it fun”!

      • Ideas?

  • Explore available resources


  • www.dcnr.state.pa.us/wheretogo/index.htm


    http://www.explorepatrails.com/gm_trails.aspx


    http://www.kta-hike.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=92&Itemid=65


    Thank You!


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