Last weekend a very large group of Scouts from Troop 17 embarked on a 2- night campout in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. This historic trip is one that the Troop does once every two years and has the option for Scouts to earn a medal and awards depending on the hikes and activities they do while on the campout.

On this campout the Scouts hiked the Johnny Reb trail and the Historical trail around the battlegrounds from the Civil War in Gettysburg and got to see many memorials and historical sites. Scouts also visited the Eisenhower House, another historical landmark in the area. Lastly the Scouts went to the Gettysburg visitor center and watched a movie about the Civil War, saw a famous 360 degree painting, and walked the museum seeing thousands of artifacts and learning more about the history.

Overall the Gettysburg trip was extremely educational and fun for all Scouts who went. All are encouraged to go on the campout in future years.


—Scout Lead Tom B.





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June Whitewater Rafting Trip


Where: Whitewater Challengers (White Haven, PA)
Arrive: Saturday, June 24th at 9:30 AM
Return: Saturday, June 24th at 3:30 PM
Cost: $80

Registration Closes: June 13th or until sold out.