Friday, August 4, 2017

Boy Scout Road Trippin'

Parker had a pretty awesome adventure with the Boy Scouts last week on their summer Road Trip. They even had a new badge made up to commemorate all of the different experiences of the trip. 

Troop 143 left the church on the church bus early on Sunday July 23rd and headed to Mount Pleasant, South Carolina - home to Patriots Point with the decommissioned aircraft carrier the USS Yorktown and more. They spent two nights onboard the Yorktown! and had all kinds of adventures exploring the carrier and the other ships and aircraft and even doing some rock climbing. 

On Tuesday the group headed out from South Carolina to Mount Hope, West Virginia. The troop spent two days attending the Boy Scout National Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve. Over 40,000 scouts were there from all over the country. Parker got to do some mountain biking, BMX biking and also rock climbing here too. And he picked up some awesome souvenirs in the way of patches and special lapels for his Scout uniform. 

The last stop on this great adventure came as they headed to North Carolina on Thursday. They spent two nights in a bunkhouse with the Rolling Thunder River Company outside of Bryson City. On Friday the troop went white water rafting on the Nantahala River and then hiked about 3.5 miles along the Appalachian Trail.

What an amazing adventure!!! We picked up a tired but super happy boy on Saturday night. Thankful that he had such a wonderful time and the chance to do so many cool things with his troop. 

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