SNETT Backpacking Trip


Saturday, November 9 -
Sunday, November 10, 2019
Douglas State Forest
Douglas, MA

Event Description

For this trip, we will backpack a segment of the Southern New England Trunkline Trail (SNETT) into Douglas State Forest in Douglas, MA. We'll hike a short length of the Midstate Trail to get to the trail shelter in the forest. This is our first time hiking a significant portion of the SNETT; on previous trips, we have crossed it on the Midstate Trail or hiked a short segment of it. The hiking portion will likely be about 6 miles each day.

This trip is open to Scouts BSA members. Each participant should weigh at least 90 pounds.


  • Permission Slip - Each participating Scout must submit this to the Scoutmaster by October 29. Paper Form  Online Form.
  • Event registration fee (youth) - $10 (includes some food) - pay by October 29 (online payment).
  • Event registration fee (adult) - no fee (includes no food). Just advise the Scoutmaster by October 29 that you plan to attend.
  • Annual Health and Medical Record - Each participant must have submitted this record within the previous year and no later than October 29. This trip requires only Parts A and B, including copy of insurance card (both sides). A medical exam is not required.
  • CORI - Adults staying overnight must have submitted a CORI to Troop 54 within the last year. If you need this, please submit it to the Scoutmaster by October 29.
  • Youth Protection Training - Adults staying overnight must have completed BSA Youth Protection Training within the prior two years. If you need this, submit your training certificate to the Scoutmaster by October 29.
  • Vehicle Information - If you are driving and your vehicle information has not been provided to the Troop previously, please provide this to the Scoutmaster by October 29.


See our Personal Camping Gear page for a check list and descriptions of most of the items needed. You will pack your stuff in either an external frame or internal frame backpack (the big kind). Specific items to bring:

  • Water bottle
  • Full uniform (as for just about any event) - wear this.
  • Food - The patrol should plan to provide 1 dinner and 1 breakfast. Scouts bring your own snacks, lunches and drinks. Adults bring all of your own food, snacks and drinks.
  • Insect repellent and preferably permethrin treated clothing.


  • Meet at the Epworth United Methodist Church parking lot at 7:00 AM Saturday for departure by 7:15 AM.
  • Travel to the trailhead is approximately 25 minutes.
  • Estimated return to the church is 3:00 PM Sunday.


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J. Froimson

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