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Scouting Resource Page
Scouting Resource Page

Welcome to the Scouting Resource Page.

On this page, you will find links to information intended to help Scout leaders plan hikes and backpacking trips along the Appalachian Trail, and throughout our region.

This page has been written as a follow-up to the University of Scouting event, held annually at Lehigh-Carbon Community College in March. AHC member Hal Wright's course, titled "On the Trail to Backpacking," provides advice to backpacking trip leaders on gear, destinations, and management of groups in the backwoods.

Please feel free to email Hal with questions or comments: halwright@mac.com

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Hal's backpacking PowerPoint (PDF, 60.2 MB)

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Hal's packing pack weight calculator (Microsoft Excel file)

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Hal's sample packing list (Microsoft Word File)

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Information on "Five Million Steps," Lynne Wheldon's video about AT thru-hikers:
http://www.lwgear.com/lwp.html
Shameless plug: Five Million Steps is one of the videos in Allentown Hiking Club's expansive library, one benefit of membership!