Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Girl Scouts blaze new trail

There is a new trail in Connecticut. Two Girl Scouts from troop 63210 in Mystic, CT have cleared and blazed a connector trail from Avalonia Land Conservancy's Moore Woodlands in Mystic to Route 215 to complete their Silver Award project. They have named this trail, Mother Nature's Highway, as it can be a bit of a hiking challenge.  The scouts have also hidden six letterboxes along trails on the Moore Woodlands property, and created an 'I SPY' hunt for hikers to do while outside exploring nature.  They hope you and your family will enjoy this wonderful outdoor experience.

 Mother Nature's Highway is located on Avalonia's Moore Woodlands and connects Route 215 to the Beebe Pond Park train system in Mystic, CT.

The Girl Scout Silver Award is the highest award that a Cadette Scout (6th, 7th, and 8th graders)  can earn.  It is awarded for a service project that improves the community and demonstrates leadership skills. Learn more about Girl Scouts and the Silver Awardhere.

Letterboxing is a combination of orienteering and rubber stamp art.  Similar to geocaching, these activities get people outside and hiking.

Learn more about letterboxing here.

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