Long Path Gets TLC From Boy Scouts

July 15, 2019
New York-New Jersey Trail Conference


Long Path Gets TLC From Boy Scouts


This past spring in the Catskill Mountains just north of the Forest Preserve, one of our partner organizations, the Long Path North Hiking Club (LPNHC), identified the need to replace rotted raised bog treads on the Long Path in Schoharie County. Marcus Capobianco of Boy Scout Troop 56 in Lawyersville, N.Y., answered the call for help with his proposal to design and build 110 feet of new raised treads.

In just a couple short weeks, Marcus was able to secure the required approvals and pull the project together. Determined, Marcus enlisted the help of his other troop members and led the project to completion over the course of only one long weekend (Memorial Day). The project turned out even better than the LPNHC had envisioned thanks to Marcus and Boy Scout Troop 56. Funding for the materials was provided by the Trail Conference and LPNHC.