September 19, 2017

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2017 Bahamas Sailing High Adventure Trip – Historian Report

DSCF2549 2017 Bahamas Sailing High Adventure Trip

 by James Y. , Crew Historian


On Friday, April 7th, 2017, Alex B., Jack B., Joe Z., Jon B., Sam G., and myself James Y., along with two adult leaders Dr. Jackson and Mr. Ye, met up at Forestville Elementary School at 6:30 PM. We carpooled down to Dulles Airport, on the start of our Bahamas Sea Base Adventure. The first memories began with us flying down to Tampa, Florida..

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Whitewater Rafting Trip June 2017 – Dragons Historian Report

 Whitewater Rafting Trip – June 2017 – Dragons Patrol 

 by Michael Katson

On Friday, June 2nd, we left St. Francis at 6:30 for the Cheat Canyon Campground, Albright, WV. The Scouts set up their tents when they arrived. We woke up earlier than expected but breakfast went well and our patrol cooked pancakes and sausage links. The NSP left early for white water rafting on the Lower Yough R. and we eventually left the campground for the Cheat Narrows. When we arrived there after a turnaround on a dirt road and a “shortcut” taken by Mr. Pan Jr., we geared up and got our shiny bright helmet, life jacket, and paddle. 

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Whitewater Rafting Trip June 2017 – Bears Historian Report

 Whitewater Rafting Trip – June 2017 – Bears Patrol 

 by Jason Jin

On June 2nd, Troop 55 went whitewater rafting. We left St. Francis at 6:30 pm. It was a 4-hour ride. We went to a campsite near the Cheat River. When we got there, it was around 11 pm.

After we set up our tents, we immediately slept. The next day, we cooked breakfast. Then, we cleaned up and began to work on advancement. This continued until 11 am. Then, we went on the whitewater rafting.

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2017 Memorial Day Service – Historian Report


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Great Falls Freedom Memorial – May 29, 2017

by Cam Beem – Vikings Patrol

Some volunteering scouts from the troop went to the Memorial Day service on May 29, 2017.   First, everybody helped set up the chairs for the guests. Once that was finished, we did some practice runs of what we were going to do during the service.  After that, the service started. We listened to all of the inspiring speeches and songs, which made us proud to be Americans.  The keynote speaker was Robert D. Vickers Jr. who spoke about his service in Vietnam. 

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Assateague Island May 2017 – Historian Report

Assateague 2017-troop55picAssategue Island – May 2017

 by Tommy Keating – Scorpions Patrol

The Sun was beginning to rise as the Troop Gathered in The Parking lot of Saint Francis. When everyone got into patrol lines and had set down their items in their patrols pack lines we began to take attendance. After the attendance was taken care of everyone received their car assignments and began to pile in.  

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Spy Rock April 2017 – Vikings Historian Report


 Spy Rock – April 2017

 by Cam Beem – Vikings Patrol

This April, the Viking patrol (notice there is no plural, it was just me from the Vikings) had a great time backpacking on the Appalachian trail, seeing the great views of Crabtree Falls and Spy Rock.  The car ride was very long, and I had nothing to do for three hours but it was fine. When I got there, we did quite a bit of waiting because the Feng-Mobile (Mr.Feng’s Car) took forever, so instead of having lunch at the top, we had lunch at the bottom of the mountain before we began our hike.

After an hour and a half or so of nonstop switchbacks, which are never easy, we came to the top of Crabtree Falls, which looked something like this…



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