|The troop sets out Saturday morning from the Cheaha Trail Head.|
|The trail-proven members of the troop's Philmont contingent.|
|Miles, Tyson and Joe enjoy lunch and a scenic expanse while on the trail.|
|Scouts examine the remains of one of the more famous|
Pinhoti Trail plane crashes.
|Rusty's birthday made him the|
troop's "king of the day."
The troop awoke to a wet morning Sunday after evening rains began around 10 p.m. the night before. After a very organized effort to pack up camp and ready for the return trip home, the troop gathered for its traditional Sunday morning devotional service. Chartered Organization Representative Michael Tullier led a discussion of equipping ourselves with the armor of God from Ephesians 6:10-18, and how preparing ourselves for the daily challenges of life is not much different than how our Scout uniforms serve functional purposes on campouts and at other Scouting gatherings.
At its Monday evening Patrol Leaders Council meeting, the troop's youth leadership commended everyone on the troop's overall efficiency during the campout, from pacing on the trail to packing up gear on Sunday despite dealing with rain and wet tents. They thought the availability of AUMC's bus helped greatly, and gave everyone time to socialize as a group. The youth leaders also noted that the overall quality of menu planning has been improving greatly, and several in each patrol are demonstrating budding culinary skills.
For more photos from the hiking trip, visit the troop's online photo album.