Crew / Pack Hike
Don Robinson State Park
March 16, 2019
St. Simon's (Boy Scout) Venture Crew 2161 treated Pack 161 and families to an introduction to trail hiking and backpacking at Missouri's Don Robinson State Park. Crew president Christine S. led our group of 25 from the trail head to the box canyon area, passing small waterfalls, a natural bridge and stepping across several small creeks. We stopped in the canyon area to explore a little and have a snack. Backpack stoves were used to prepare freeze dried beef stroganoff, hot chocolate and Jiffy Pop popcorn. The crew also brought chocolate chip cereal bars, Slim Jims, raisins and peanuts to share. The day was beautiful and all went very well. Several families said that they would return. Thanks to the Cub Scouts and their families for participating. Thanks to our Crew and advisers for their leadership and also Cub Scoutmaster Ed Koeller for suggesting this outing.
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New Year's Day Hike
River Scene Trail
Castlewood State Park
January 1, 2019
Crew 2161 and their families welcomed the new year with the Annual New Year's Day Hike at Castlewood State Park.
The Crew hiked about 2 1/2 miles on the River Scene Trail starting at the Trailhead near the picnic shelter and then climbing the ridge about 200 feet above the river. The trail then descends to the river bottom where it follows the railroad back to the connector trail to the park access road. The weather was overcast, about a constant 35 degrees with a wind chill in the mid twenties. For more photos of the 2019 New Year's Day Hike click on "Read More" below.
August 26, 2018
Upper Meramec River
Thanks to all the crew members for their help at the 51st annual Operation Cleanstream event.
Crew 2161 again joined an estimated 1800 other folks to clean up the Meramec and its tributaries.
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Sandstone Canyon Trail Hike
Don Robinson State Park
Cedar Hill, MO
January 13, 2018
Thanks to everyone who attended the Sandstone Canyon Trail Hike at Don Robinson State Park. The day was partly sunny with temperatures that held in the teens and twenties.
Don Robinson State Park is a new 818 acre State Park that opened to the public in 2017. The area is in the upper watershed of the high quality stream Labarque Creek and features beautiful sandstone box canyons, cliffs, glades, surrounded by upland and bottomland forests. It was Don Robinson's wish that upon his death (2012) that his property be donated to the Missouri Park System to be enjoyed by all visitors.
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