Saturday, February 27, 2010

Scouting for Boys... and Parents

Click the title for an excellent article about scouting values, the changes/challenges the BSA handbook has gone through, and why Scouts can inspire boys and their parents.  Written by a dad of a soon-to-be Boy Scout.  Made me think about the new scouts and families joining our troops.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Chocorua "too Wimpy"; Ventures Decide to Tackle Mt. Adams

Confident after last year's summit of Mt. Washington in February, the troop's Ventures decided that 3,500 feet of Mt. Chocorua wouldn't be enough for 2010.  So the group has decided to climb New England's second highest peak, Mt. Adams, over Valentine's Day weekend.

To prepare, the crew hiked the Seven Sisters ridge in Skinner State Park near Hadley, MA on January 31.  The scouts loaded themselves with 30 lb. full winter packs for the day hike.  In perfect, sunny weather, they found a great place to take the troop in the future.  All did well, and at least think they're ready for 5,744' of Adams and 4,000' of elevation gain in two weeks.