Jan 27-29, 2017: Winter Campout

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Winter Campout will be at YMCA Camp Storer located in Jackson, MI which by far has the nicest lodging of any of the YMCA camps (Camp Storer Web Page).  Each lodge has 4 bunk wings and a large common area with seating and a fire place.  We are asking that you register as soon as possible so we can get an accurate headcount and secure a third lodge like last year.  The cost per person is $80.00 for the weekend.

The Snow Snake Race is back for 2017 and it looks like we will have snow this year!  Attached is the official snow snake regulations and build guidelines.

If you’ve got any questions about camping, check out our Camping page for more information.

Nov 6, 2016: Hike at Bald Mountain

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Hike @ Bald Mountain Recreation Area, Sun November 6th 1pm–3pm

Family and Friends Event – Everyone Welcome!

Bald Mountain Recreation Area has a number of family-friendly trails. We’ll be hiking about 2.1 miles on the White Loop, with the option of hiking further on the Blue Loop. Come enjoy a Fall walk in the woods. Trails are jogging-stroller friendly, and leashed pets are welcome! Don’t forget your camera, we’ll be walking around several scenic undeveloped lakes.

We will be meeting at the White Loop parking area at Predmore Rd and Harmon Rd. We’re meeting at 12:45 SHARP(ish). Please be sure to bring water and snacks for the hike and wear comfortable, sturdy shoes. The group will leave the parking lot more-or-less together at 1pm and walk clockwise to the left from the parking lot. Please plan to stop at the midway point – marker #6, at the bench – for a group picture and apples.

Parked vehicles should have the new Michigan Recreation Pass. Passes are available at the Secretary of State when your plates are renewed.

Trail details with a description of what you can expect to see:
White/Blue Loops – Bald Mountain

Sponsoring circle: The Pretty Shields Circle

The parking lot is at the intersection of Predmore Rd and Harmon Rd (black diamond #1 in the trail map):


Bald Mountain North Trails

Oct 8, 2016: Bike the Creek

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Patch Event/Family Event!
When:      Sunday, October 8th, 2016
Time:        Meet at 1:00 pm (Group leaves at 1:15 pm)

Where:    Rochester Municipal Park (400 – 6th St – Rochester MI, 48307 – google map)

We will meet at Rochester Municipal Park and bike north to the Paint Creek Cider Mill

Why: It’s a blast! Ride the Paint Creek Trail (former C&N Railroad Bed, now the pristine Paint Creek Trail). Snarf some doughnuts and cider.

Who: Family Event / Recruiting Event! Friends Welcome!

Sponsored by the Pack of Fireflies!

Oct 21-23, 2016: Fall Campout

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This year for the Fall Campout we will be visiting Camp Copneconic  in Fenton. Activities to be announced, but you can bet we’ll have Model Rockets and Trick or Treating for everyone!

If you’ve got any questions about camping, check out our Camping page for more information.

Please bring a pumpkin (to carve, or pre-carved) if you will be participating in the pumpkin-carving contest. Also bring your Halloween costumes for trick-or-treating Saturday night!

Details to come!

YMCA Camp Copneconic   (website)
10407 Fenton Road, Fenton, MI 48430, USA  (google map)

Sept 23, 2016: Night of the Painted Trees

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Open to current members, alumni and anyone interested in learning about the program!
Informational meeting beginning at 6:30pm for those interested in finding out more about the program.
Main event 7:00 to 9:00 at Beachwood Located at 3365 Jack Dr., between Lancer and Babcock in Troy

Cider & Donuts!
Fire Pit!
Navigator Induction Ceremony!
Bring the Whole Family (and new recruits)!

Rain or Shine