|Canoeing on Camp Sequoyah's beautiful Lake Cross|
Just as the week at Sequoyah was ending, six members of the troop headed to New Mexico for a twelve day backpacking trip at the Philmont Scout Ranch. Scouts had the opportunity to sightsee at places like the U.S. Air Force Academy and Pike's Peak in Colorado Springs before arriving at Philmont. On the trail, the contigent climbed mountains, rode horses, shot black powder rifles, panned for gold, and climbed spar poles as part of the backcountry programs. The group covered over 86 miles during their backpacking journey. The trip was covered with its own blog and Facebook page. Photos are available through the contingent webpage.
|Expedition 617-R along the trail at Philmont|
In July, the troop had the opportunity to chill at the lake. The Adams' were kind enough to let us visit their lake house on Lake Martin. The Harris family brought their ski boat and scouts had the opportunity to go tubing, skiing, and kneeboarding. We also enjoyed swimming, good food, and fellowship. More photos from the lake party are found in the photo gallery.
|Ready to tube|
|Heading into the dock|
With summer on the wane, the troop resumes regular Monday meetings on August 5th with a trip to go whitewater rafting on the Chattahoochee scheduled for August 10th. We are also looking forward to our August Court of Honor at Chewacla State Park on the 25th and multiple Eagle Courts of Honor in the near future. We're looking forward to a great fall program.