Troop 868 in Action

Summer Camp @ Camp Russell (July, 2003)

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While Camp Russell was the focal point and major destination, our trip involved more than just a week at Boy Scout camp.  Because we had to travel so far to get to Camp Russell, we decided to allow time to visit other sights along the way and our 7-day resident camp evolved into a 16-day "road trip" that stretched over 2200 miles!

14 Scouts and 2 leaders departed Shepherdsville early on Saturday morning July 12 aboard the troop bus for a full day drive to Morgantown, WV en route to Gettysburg.  We stopped overnight in Morgantown and "camped" indoors in the youth building at Spruce Street United Methodist Church.  Following morning worship and Sunday School at the church, we continued on to Gettysburg where we tent camped for two nights in the McMillan Woods Campground.  On Monday, we hiked the Billy Yank Trail that snaked around and through the historic Civil War battlefield.

Fr. Mike Tobin (pastor of St. Aloysius) poses with scouts and Scoutmaster Meek before departure. Spruce Street United Methodist Church in Morgantown, West Virginia.
Andrew cracks eggs as he prepares to cook French Toast for our first breakfast on the road. Stephen, John, Andrew, and Flo enjoy a game of foosball in the youth house game room.
Chris (inside bus), Dave, and James load the bus outside the youth building where we slept. The group poses for a photo at a highway rest area where we stopped for lunch en route to Gettysburg.
Andrew, Philip, and James cook burgers for dinner in Gettysburg under Mr. Smith's supervision. The boys slept under dining tarps rather than pitching tents.  This was taken our first morning at Gettysburg.
On the steps of the Pennsylvania monument at the Gettysburg Battlefield. Stephen, Tim, and John relax back in camp after a day of hiking at Gettysburg.

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