On October 20-22, 2017 21 scouts and parents attended a hike up to Crescent Lake. Several of the new scouts attended this hike. We hiked a total of 14 miles roughly with an added 3 miles and it overall took us around 3 hours in and 3 out. It had snowed while we camped there and it was a little brisk but we all survived and lived to tell stories. Some activities we did were get firewood, make benches, and gauge a river. On the way out we had a long drive home and a fresh burger at the local roadhouse.
On August 5-6, 2017 around fifteen scouts attended a hike up to Symphony Lake. Only a handful of new scouts attended this hike. We hiked around four hours and the event turned out to be adventurous with all the magnificent weather in those 2 days. Many scouts might have dreaded parts of the trail but all went well and we all came home safe and with plenty of stories to tell.
On June 25-July 1, 2017 our troop attended scout camp at Camp Gorsuch. Twenty-two scouts from our troop attended the weeklong camp. All 13 new scouts attended the camp and they had a memorable experience. All scouts had merit badges to accomplish over the whole week from first-aid to riflery. In the end, all scouts learned and brought something home to their families whether it’s stories or knowledge of being prepared. And the Parents got a break from their children as an added bonus.
On May 28, 2017 fourteen boys from Troop 219 set out with numerous other adults and troops. The day was very special to many people with a day of remembrance and respect placing flags at the graves of fallen soldiers and their families at the Ft. Richardson National Cemetery at JBER. The event lasted an hour and around 5000 flags were placed. The day was over cast and misting but respect and honor don’t wait for good weather.
On June 3, 2017 NRA sport fest shootout was a fun and hands on event for many scouts from our troop and other kids as well. Every body carried smiles after the thrill of shooting a machine gun or muzzleloader while also using safe gun handling procedures. Overall the scouts came home after a beautiful day of shooting firearms and keeping the tradition alive and making memories remembered forever.
The six Troop 219 Boys arrived at Camp Bechtel, West Virginia this past Wednesday. Before this they toured Washington D.C., went river rafting, and Caving (spelunking).
Very proud to let you know that 6 Scouts from 219 are off to the National Jamboree in Camp Bechtel, West Virginia; they began this weekend by touring D.C. They are joined by 32 other scouts from throughout Southcentral, Juneau, Kodiak and Ketchican.
Hoping all are enjoying this wonderful weekend and the Bear Paw. Our SPL has requested I send this meeting notice to all... please read the forwarded email.
On May 21, 2017 for our meeting around twenty scouts attended a hike up Mt. Baldy. Many new scouts attended this hike. We hiked around two hours and the event turned out to be adventurous with snow in many areas but all that attended had a great time. The day was over cast and raining but none the less we didn’t reach the summit but the experience was worth it to get outside and explore the unknown around you.