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Discovered the BEST Ingredient for GORP

Postby Billiken » Tue Mar 21, 2006 3:13 pm

This past weekend we did a 13-mile hike.
Each boy was to bring an ingredient for the GORP.

We had all the normal stuff; M&Ms, peanuts, raisins, honey roasted peanuts, and one other special ingredient...........butterscotch chip (like chocolate chips, except butterscotch).

Added a terrific flavor to the GORP.

It's now a standard ingredient in all future GORP recipes. :D
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Postby 616kayak » Tue Mar 21, 2006 8:10 pm

Sounds great. im going to suggest it to my younger patrol to use when they are fufilling their cooking req.
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Warning Re Summer Time

Postby Billiken » Thu Mar 23, 2006 3:05 pm

Just thought of this:

Probably don't want to use the butterscotch chips in summer (higher temps).
They would melt easily making for a big mess
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Postby pipestone1991 » Wed Sep 27, 2006 7:35 pm

After I did Philmont GORP=meh.......some experiences will always haunt me (shudders at thought of attack by the minibears)[inside Philmont joke]

Were'd you guys do ur 13-miler at? I only live an hour or so away...
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Postby Billiken » Thu Sep 28, 2006 10:31 am

pipestone1991 wrote:Were'd you guys do ur 13-miler at? I only live an hour or so away...


We use a wonderful resource right in our own "back yard" for some of our hiking:

Cuyahoga Valley National Park -- Towpath Trail

http://www.nps.gov/archive/cuva/planavi ... ioerie.htm

The trial was the path that the oxen walked on when towing barges up the Erie Canal. Consequently, it's very flat. It also runs through places like the Boston Store (restrooms, running water), Peninsula OH, Hunt Farm (running water), etc.

If want to get some hill training, I would suggest the Allegheny National Forest in north-west PA. We camped there two weeks ago. Great trail system

http://www.fs.fed.us/r9/forests/allegheny/

Finally, Laurel Caverns Geological Park is 50 miles S.E. of Pittsburgh and has specific programs for Boy Scouts (with certified MB counselors, and rangers certified in Climb On Safely). Heading there the first weekend of Nov. Boys will be working on Geology, Climbing, Forestry MBs.

http://www.laurelcaverns.com/BoyScouts.htm
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Postby Mrw » Thu Sep 28, 2006 1:11 pm

Our troop was just at Laurel Caverns last week - 32 merit badges earned! By all accounts, a good time was had by all.

The Buckeye Trail runs through some of the Cleveland Metroparks and the national park as well. There are additional hiking trails all through both park systems as well that are less flat and much less crowded than the Towpath.
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Postby pipestone1991 » Fri Sep 29, 2006 4:38 pm

Billiken wrote:
pipestone1991 wrote:Were'd you guys do ur 13-miler at? I only live an hour or so away...


We use a wonderful resource right in our own "back yard" for some of our hiking:

Cuyahoga Valley National Park -- Towpath Trail








http://www.laurelcaverns.com/BoyScouts.htm


I did part of towpath in our last practice hike last July!
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