Canoe Merit Badge Camp

Canoe Merit Badge Camp

We love camping… We made it to the camp in record time, well it may not be a record but it was at least a lot shorter than the Gettysburg trip. We are back in the woods right next to…

Camp Ground Map

Camp Ground Map

For those of you who are meeting us at the camp ground this weekend, Mr. Davis used exceptional computer skills to make this image. RED – this is our campsite. After entering the campground, we just hang a left and…

Now that we're home safely...

Now that we’re home safely…

I didn’t want to freak out anyone before we all got home safely, but I wanted to share a photo that Mr. Devine took. This snake was in a bush while we were trudging up a hill where there was…

Thanks to Mr. Devine

The Troop would like to send out a big thank you to Rick Devine for accompanying us and guiding us around the battlefield of Gettysburg. His knowledge and storytelling ability allowed the scouts to connect a human face to this…

Flight 93 Memorial

Flight 93 Memorial

The Flight 93 Memorial was a study in contrasts. Once you entered the National Park, you drive 3.5 miles through pastoral landscape until you come across a very stark and modern structure. Hidden among the rolling hills is a long…

The Third Day's Battles

The Third Day’s Battles

And on the third day, the Troop rested. But not until we broke camp at 9am, toured Eisenhower’s Farm, jogged 2 miles to see a sharpshooter demonstration, climbed an observation tower at the top of a hill in a rainstorm…

Long Hard Road Today

Long Hard Road Today

Woo, the boys were pushed hard today. 9.5 miles Hiked. We bushwhacked our own path up Big Round Top to give the boys the experience of how the soldiers did it. I will be shocked if no one gets poison…

Tommy's Pizza

Tommy’s Pizza

Ben maniacally laughs as he contemplates eating the left over pizza.

The First Day's Battle

The First Day’s Battle

After the Visitor’s Center, we went to the site of the battle on July 1st, 150 years ago. Here the boys are learning about Gen. Reynolds. He died. Come on Mark, pay attention.

Gettysburg Visitors Center

Gettysburg Visitors Center

First historic stop of the trip. We made it to the visitors center. Inside, we walked around looking at some relics from the war. You know I can’t lie, the boys spent most of their time and your money in…