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Victory Trail Hike

posted Nov 22, 2011, 1:47 PM by D.W. Metz   [ updated Dec 2, 2011, 12:06 PM ]
By Chris K
   On Friday night, November 11, Kenilworth Boy Troop 83 spent the night camping at Liberty Hall in Union, NJ with other troops from the Munsee District of the Patriots Path Council.  It was very cold out that night!  In the morning on November 12 we ate and went on a bus to the Waterfront Veterans’ Memorial Park in Elizabeth and started the 13 Mile Hike called the Victory Trail.  The trail was the same trail that the British Army of 5,000 men made to invade New Jersey on the night of June 6, 1780 and it started at Elizabeth and went through Roselle Park, Union and then finally ended up at Springfield.  Mayor Bollwage from Elizabeth accompanied the Boy Scouts on the Elizabeth portion of their Victory Trail Walk from the Arthur Kill to Springfield.  During the 13 miles hike, we had to stop and answer questions.  We even to got to see three soldiers and two of them shot off muskets from the civil war in a reenactment at the First Presbyterian Church in Elizabeth!
It wasn’t a regular hike in the forest or woods; it was on busy and regular streets!  It was on sidewalks, over bridges and past several stores.  After the hike you turned your packet in and you received a special medal to wear on your uniform.  It was worth every step!  For pictures go here.