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This is Regular cache located at Elm Hill Farm in Brookfield, MA. The cache is on a short loop trail. The cache is 50 feet off the trail with a little bush whacking. This area is only open from sunrise to sunset.
This cache is one in my Eagle Scout Series. My goal is to bring you to a place that an Eagle Scout has completed his Eagle Scout Service Project.
One of the requirements for a Life Scout to become an Eagle Scout is they must demonstrate leadership of others in a service project that is helpful to their religious organization, school or community. They must plan all the details of the project, obtain any permits or permissions necessary and then recruit and lead a team to complete their vision. They need to seek donations of materials, or plan a fund raiser, that will supply the needs of their project. They will manage change and resolve any issues that arise as they work to complete their goal. Please take a moment as you pass by these areas to realize that what you are looking at is the work of a very dedicated responsible young man. These are perhaps the future leaders of our great country.
The Elm Hill Farm was built in the 1700s, and at its peak it was one of the largest working farms in the region with 1,300 acres, eight houses, apple orchards, horse stables and a purebred cattle operation. One of its cows was “Elsie the Cow,” the face of the Borden Company and one of the most recognizable product symbols in America in the middle of the 20th century.
Parking for this cache is located just behind the Farm House. There you will find the “Frog Pond” Trail Head. Follow the trail up the hill. It is a loop around the pond that will take you no more than 15 minutes to walk.
The Eagle Scout Service Project in this area was to refurbish the hiking trail, bridge and add benches for viewing of the pond.
First to find gets a new Boy Scouts of America Geocaching Patch.
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum