Backpacking in the Cool Pines!

Hello Troop 648

We had an excellent backpacking trip this past weekend in the cool pines of Flagstaff and in the shadow of Humphrey’s Peak. Four intrepid Scouts headed out for their first overnight backpacking trip and they could not have done a better job!

We covered about 6 miles total with the Scouts learning a few things along the way.  Most importantly, they now understand that they can indeed carry 30+ pounds of gear, food and water on their back, hike for miles in the wilderness and have fun along the way!

Congrats to Jacob, Stephan, Liam and Issac for completing this trip and here’s to many, many more. Also, thanks to Jacob for leading the group as the Patrol Leader. Great job Jacob!

We can’t have the awesome troop we have and do the things we love to do without the commitment of the adults in the troop. A special thanks to David Cole for providing adult leadership, trip coordination, driving and teaching the Scouts some map and compass skills. And to Kelly Engelhardt for his leadership and for driving. We really appreciate it!

See you at the troop meeting!