Source: Sherman Publications

Lake Orion Troop experiences high adventure in New Mexico

August 31, 2011

By Kyler Plackowski

Life Scout, Troop 128

On August 1, 11 scouts and 8 adults from St. Mary’s in the Hills Troop 128 in Lake Orion traveled to Albuquerque, New Mexico for a 10 day hike through the mountains of Philmont Scout Ranch. There were two treks, each with a different itinerary.

Trek 1 hiked 72 miles and climbed two mountains and Trek 2 covered 57 miles and climbed one mountain. Both treks completed a 3-hour service project while on the trail.

All scouts completed their treks, which involved more than just a lot of hiking. They were able to do many unique activities such as spar pole climbing, repelling off a cliff, and trying their hands at blacksmithing, black-powder rifle shooting, and archaeology.

Troop 128 is looking forward to doing even more high adventure activities in the future!

To find out more about Boy Scouting, contact us

through our website, LOTroop128.org or through the council website, GLCScouting.org.