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Paul Bunyan Bike Trip June 20th-23 2019


Who: Registered Scouts and Scouters

What: Bike Ride and Camping

When: June 20th-23rd 2019

Sign-Up Deadline is June 15th

Where: Along the Paul Bunyan trail. Look for an update to campground locations. Last Updated: APRIL 23rd, 2019 
  • Thursday Afternoon - Meet at Otter Lake Elementary at 1:45 p.m. Depart by 2 p.m. for Lake Bemidji State Park
  • Friday AM - Breakfast, Break Camp, 25 Miles to just North of Walker, MN
  • Saturday-Breakfast, Break Camp,Travel 25 miles to Pine River, MN Camp at the Rustic Campsite there. 
  • Sunday - Breakfast, Break Camp, Traveling 50 miles to Brainerd, MN To meet at the Northland Arboretum 
Why: To have fun, of course!!

Cost: $60 per attendee

Returning: Sunday evening.  Calls will be made to confirm time.

Sign-up: Sign-up sheet will be at the troop meetings.  Cancellations after June 10 will be charged $35.  Cancellations after June 16 will be charged $55.

This camp trip will consist of a lot of biking.  This entire route is off-road. paved bike trails and railroad gravel. Training rides prior to this trip are highly encouraged.  The scouts will have the opportunity to work towards their cycling merit badge.

A chase vehicle will be used to haul personal gear and food.  Plates, cups and utensils will be provided, so no mess kits are required.

Wear Class A uniform with a Class B underneath for travel to Bemidji State Park.

If you have any questions, ask us at the troop meeting, or call Stephen Kringle  at 651-528-9422. (email:

Scouts should bring:

Bicycle suitable for long distances

Helmet (required)

4 underwear

4 socks

2 pair pants / shorts (check weather)

4 t-shirts (wicking ideal)

Swimsuit and sandals

Lightweight rain coat for biking

Sweatshirt or light jacket

Closed toe shoes

Sleeping clothes

Sleeping bag and pillow

Scout book


Water bottle – squeeze-type

Backpack or duffel bag

Plastic bag for dirty clothes

Smellables (personal hygiene):


Soap, washcloth and towel

Sunscreen and bug spray

Personal medication