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Sparta-Elroy Bike Trip 2013

Who: Registered Scouts and Scouters

What: Bike Ride and Camping

When: June 21-23, 2013

Where: Sparta to Elroy Trail, Wisconsin

Why: To have fun, of course!!

Cost: $40 per Scout, $30 per Adult

Departure: Otter Lake Elem. School on Friday, June 21 at 6:00 pm. Eat supper before arriving.

Returning: Sunday between noon and 1pm. Scouts will return to Otter Lake Elementary and should be picked up there.  Calls will be made to confirm time.

Sign-up: Sign-up sheet will be at the troop meetings.  Cancellations after June 18 will be charged $30. 

This camp trip will consist biking along the old rail bed on Saturday.  Training rides prior to this trip are highly encouraged.  The scouts will have the opportunity to work towards their cycling merit badge.

Wear Class A uniform with a Class B underneath for travel

If you have any questions, ask us at the troop meeting, or call MarySue Abel at 651 253-0134. (email:

Scouts should bring:

Bicycle suitable for long distances

Helmet (required)

2 underwear

2 socks

2 pair pants / shorts (check weather)

2 t-shirts (wicking ideal)

Lightweight rain coat for biking

Sweatshirt or light jacket

Closed toe shoes

Sleeping clothes

Sleeping bag and pillow

Mess Kit

Scout book


Water bottle – squeeze-type and/or Camelback

Backpack or duffel bag

Plastic bag for dirty clothes

Smellables (personal hygiene):


Soap, washcloth and towel

Sunscreen and bug spray

Personal medication