Saturday MJ & I went on a 5 mile hike through Thompson Park with the Boy Scout troop. We had a total of 5 scouts, including MJ, join the hike. The weather was really good. Clear skies and temp was in the 80’s. We had the scouts use their compasses to direct us through the park. Of course we had a backtrack a few times, but they did good.
I’ve lived in Lincroft for the past 12 years. I have to say I was surprised at how large the park was. I’ve been in Thompson park a few times, but I always stayed on the paths or near the buildings. I never ventured out on the trails. I quickly realized I’ve been missing about 3/4 of the park!!
With MJ receiving his Tenderfoot badge, he is starting to work on Second Class. This hike is one for the requirements for that rank. Hopefully he’ll be able to get a few merit badges completed while at week long summer camp in July.