The boys kicked off the maple syrup season last weekend tapping approximately 100 trees throughout Lancaster. The boys will collect sap each night for the next six weeks and make over 40 gallons of maple syrup! Proceeds from selling pints of this locally produced maple syrup support the Pack’s activities throughout the year.
Each den taps, collects and maintains their own area throughout the season. Maple syrup runs best when daytime temperatures exceed 40 degrees and the sun is shining and nighttime temperatures dip below freezing. On a good day, a mature tree will fill a 5-gallon bucket!
Look for Pack 9 buckets and taps at the Kilbourn Farm on Sterling Road, around the Thayer softball field and in the Seventh Day Adventist parking lot on Sawyer Road. The Quill family also generously allows the Pack to tap approximately 20 trees on their property.
The season culminates on April 6th with the Pack’s legendary Pancake Breakfast at First Church on the Town Green. It’s a community event not to be missed, so mark your Calendar!