Boston / Freedom Trail / USS Constitution

The Freedom Trail is a 2.5-mile-long path through downtown Boston, Massachusetts that passes by 16 locations significant to the history of the United States. Marked largely with brick, it winds between Boston Common to the USS Constitution in Charlestown. Stops along the trail include simple explanatory ground markers, graveyards, notable churches and buildings, and a historic naval frigate. While most of the sites are free or suggest donations, the Old South Meeting House, the Old State House, and the Paul Revere House charge admission. The Freedom Trail is overseen by the City of Boston's Freedom Trail Commission and is supported in part by grants from various nonprofits and foundations, private philanthropy, and Boston National Historical Park.

The Freedom Trail was originally conceived by local journalist William Schofield, who in 1951 suggested building a pedestrian trail to link together important local landmarks. Boston mayor John Hynes decided to put Schofield's idea into action. By 1953, 40,000 people were walking the trail annually.  Members of the Boy Scouts of America who hike or camp along the Freedom Trail may be eligible for the Historic Trails Award.

USS CONSTITUTION, the WORLD'S OLDEST COMMISSIONED WARSHIP AFLOAT and AMERICA'S SHIP OF STATE, promotes the United States Navy and America's naval heritage through educational outreach, public access and historic demonstrations both in port and underway in Boston Harbor.

Located inside Boston National Historical Park as part of the Charlestown Navy Yard in Charlestown, Massachusetts and part of Boston's Freedom Trail, USS CONSTITUTION is open for public visitation, FREE OF CHARGE, throughout the year.


October 8-10, 2022


$70 per person.  Bring a check payable to "BSA Troop 71" to our next meeting or Venmo @Troop71Plandome (last four is 1569)

NOTE: Only adults registered with the troop as committee members or assistant scoutmasters are permitted to camp with the troop.


Please bring full Class A uniform.


ASM Don Reda: 917-696-6229

ASM Jay Qu: 718-913-8568


Saturday, October 8, 2022

Sunday, October 9, 2022

Monday, October 10, 2022

Morning - wake up, break camp and return to Manhasset

Notes and Open Items

Please let Tim Katsoulis know if you have any questions.