Cheat River Outing Historian Reports By James Y. and Jason J.
By James Y. ( Scorpion Patrol Historian)
On a Friday afternoon, May 15th, we set out from St. Francis Church for a four hour drive to Albright, in West Virginia. By the time we arrived there, it was around 10:00, so we immediately set up our tents. Our camp was near the Cheat River. Then, we put up rainflys over the picnic tables so they wouldn’t get wet. It would rain a lot during out stay. Finally, we assembled our gear and all went to sleep.
The next Saturday, we woke up for a hot breakfast. At around ten in the morning, the older scouts 13 and above set out to white water raft first at Youghiogheny River, Pennsylvania. 30 minutes later, the new scouts and the second year scouts set out to raft the Cheat River. Everyone who rafted needed a wet suit, a life jacket, and a helmet. They had “duckies” for everyone, including the new scouts, which were only a one man inflatable kayak, which was way too hard for the new scouts. Also, only six second year scouts got the duckies, and two adults. [Read More…]
Here is a link to an article about volunteering in Fairfax
BSA Troop 55 – Great Falls, Virginia
Kevin Devlin’s Eagle Scout Project
Friday, May 22 3:30-6:30 Demolition of Existing Guardrail
Saturday, May 23 9:30-6:30 Construction of New Guardrail
Sunday, May 24 1:30-6:30 Construction of New Guardrail
Click HERE for all information on Corey Hodge’s Eagle Project
This is a 5.5 Mile 4~6 Hour Hike for James E. West History of Scouting Trail (H.O.S.T). All scouts and family members are welcome to participate, we will hike as a group. Scouts must wear Class A uniform since this is a public event.
Please register each participant. Last year for 2014 Inaugural Baden Powell HOST hike, we have 8 scouts earned the Inaugural Hike medal. The event also was published in Great Falls Connection(link here) and Sun Gazette (link here).
** 3000 SPECIAL J.E. WEST HIKE/ OA 100th ANNIVERSARY INAUGURAL MEDALS AVAILABLE!**
Date/Time: May 23rd 2015, Hike start at 8:00AM
Location: Washington DC (Exact location TBD)
Registration deadline: May 20th, 2015
Space: Limited space , 30 scouts and adults and family members