Estote semper parati!

Batsto Lake Hike – Camp St. Michael  

On Saturday, November 16, we met at Mater Ecclesiae around 9:00 am for the drive to Batsto Village. Batsto is an abandoned “ghost town” in the New Jersey Pine Barrens which is maintained as a historic site (there is even a post office for those who want their letters to have Batsto postmark). It is also the location of a scenic trail that runs concurrently with the Batona Trail until it branches off to follow the eastern bank of Batsto Lake.

Batsto Lake Trail

Our Timber Wolves start along the Batsto Lake Trail. We nearly took a wrong turn when we began. The trail runs concurrently with the Batona Trail here as one can see from the pink blaze on the tree in the background.

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Recent News about FNE Explorers  

Here are some recent news items about the Federation of North-American Explorers (FNE):

Our brothers in South Florida — Stella Maris FNE — made their promises as leaders in our movement before our general commissioner and founder Paul Ritchi.

Stella Maris Group Leader after making his promise

Stella Maris FNE Founder and Group Leader Akela Jorge after making his Explorer promise

Please see many more pictures here!

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