Join Pack 16 at our annual “Taconic Outdoor Adventure”
Taconic Outdoor Education Center
75 Mountain Laurel Lane
Cold Spring, NY 10524
Saturday December 12 – Sunday December 13
Arrive: Promptly 9:00 AM Saturday Morning
Depart: After Closing Ceremonies Sunday Morning around 9:30 AM
Program: Advancement Requirements/ Games/ Campfire/ Hiking and Lots of Fun
Lodging: Heated main lodge with Fireplace. Comfortable heated cabins (Some with toilet facilities and showers others share common bath house)
Food: Saturday Lunch and Dinner, Sunday Breakfast Included. Snack assignments will be provided later.
Cost: Non- Scouts $75.00, Scouts $65.00 and Leaders $65.00 each
Download and return to your Den Leader with a check (in favor of “Pack 16”) -> Taconic Form 2015
Note that due to the popularity of this event and limited accommodation, 1 parent to one scout will be permitted.
A second parent or sibling(s) will be permitted on a first come first serve basis only after Scouts are served first.
Located in the beautiful Clarence Fahnestock Memorial State Park, the Taconic Outdoor Education Center is a unique facility offering a wide range of programs and activities.
The property includes ten miles of trails for interpretive study, hiking, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, long distance running, and horseback riding; a lakefront for aquatic study, swimming, canoeing, fishing, ice skating and ice fishing; a primitive Camp Area with privy and water; and heated cabins, each accommodating ten people.
Programs are adaptable for all age groups, from elementary students to senior citizens. Any group of individuals who wants to learn something new and exciting will find what they are looking for here.
A small sampling of programs offered includes Sensory Awareness: activities that stimulate full sensory exploration of the environment; Geology: teaches the effects of glaciation and how to interpret the past geological history of the region; Aquatic Ecology: a study of ponds, streams, and wetlands, including watershed, water cycle, conservation and communities; Outdoor Skills: basic techniques that are useful in outdoor living situations;Astronomy (evening program for over-nighters): explores the constellations, stars, planets, and galaxies; if the night is clear, telescope and binoculars are used.