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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Owasippe Plans 13th Manistee Quest

Owasippe Patch
a news release of the Scarlet Sassafras

Registered Boy Scouts or Venturers who will be age 13 by January 1 of the year of the trek may participate in the Manistee Quest. The trek or "Quest" is a 5-day and 4-night excursion that will follow the North Country National Trail with optional rendezvous with the Muskegon, Pere Marquette, Pine, or Manistee Rivers for day or overnight float trips... "all the streams of the Potawatomi". All treks will be accompanied by a trained Owasippe trail guide. Two of the above-mentioned rivers are "white-water" routes and should be traversed by experienced canoeists only.

Separate canoe trips of 1-3 days in length can be arranged by any Owasippe unit but "combo" treks consisting of both backpacking and canoeing must enroll through the Manistee Quest Program. Troops interested in one-day hikes along the North Country Trail, 10-20 milers, may also make these arrangements through CAC but must also provide their own leadership.

Special issue patches will be available for completed treks.

The Manistee Quest operates from a staffed section camp at Owasippe devoted solely to administering backpacking treks and canoe float trips through the Manistee National Forest east and north of Owasippe. From this base camp, older Scouts or Venturers will receive training in specific skills necessary for their selected trek, get detailed instructions regarding their gear and route, participate in a mini-trek prior to their departure, and enjoy some recreation activities before and after their trek.

More information regarding registration and 2009 fees can be obtained at the Scarlet Sassafras

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm new to Boy Scouts but just earned Scout. Sounds Cool!