Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Where are you located?
A:370 East Veterans Highway, Jackson, NJ 08527 - our directions - Mapquest directions
Q: Do I have to register for hikes?
A:There is no registration, but please remember to arrive on time to ensure a spot.
Q: Do you charge a fee for hikes?
A:There is no fee for programs, admission, or parking.
Q: May I bring my pet?
A:Pets are allowed on a leash - please pick up after your pet. Pets are not allowed in the building.
Q: Should I bring lunch?
A:You may bring a lunch to eat at the picnic area. Remember to also bring a trash bag - we require you to carry out what you've brought in.
Q: Will any of the programs offered complete all the requirements for a scout badge?
A: No, there aren't any badges that a scout can complete by just attending. It is up to the scout to complete the badge, hikes only cover parts of the requirements.
Q: Will you have badge counselors?
Q: Where should I meet my scout group at Fall Forestry Festival?
A:You may arrive as a group or if you plan to meet here, keep in mind that there is no way to "page" your group. Also, be aware that cell phone service is limited.
Q: Do you have scout service projects at the FREC?
A:Yes, we will work with scouts to find a meaningful project. Contact Terry O'Leary TMOLeary@gmail.com (732) 928-0987
Q: What other programs are available for scouts?
A: Scouts can attend Trail Exploration Day, held yearly in June, for programs to help fulfill badges. We also host a full moon hike in August.
Q: Our group is not available on Saturdays, what other programs do you offer?
A: You may use the self-guided trails on any day from dawn-dusk. Trail guides are available at the interpretive center, which is open M-F 7am to 4pm.