On June 15, 2019 the scouts working towards their Hiking Merit Badge hiked the 15 mile hike.

We met by the Attleboro Train Station and took the train to South Station in Boston. We then traveled the Freedom Trail throughout the city passing by many monuments and buildings of the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth century. These buildings included the State House, Park Street Church, Faneuil Hall, and the Bunker Hill Monument. After picking up some ice cream we climbed the Bunker Hill Monument, all 294 steps.

Paul Revere statue across from the State House.
Reenactor displays weapons from the Revolutionary War.


The Bunker Hill Monument with 294 steps.


Then, we hiked our way to the U.S.S. Constitution, a huge U.S. war ship. Next, we took the ferry back to Long Wharf and stopped at a pizza place for lunch. We still had many more miles to go but we were determined to finish these 15 miles.

Sitting out in front of the U.S.S. Constitution.

We polished off the last 7 miles by walking through the Emerald Necklace parks where we saw the Victory Garden and many more statues of our forefathers. On our way back to the train station we passed through Chinatown.

The paifang gate in Chinatown.