Bike Hike, November 9 -10, 2013, Hardlabor Creek State Park
We had two fantastic Fall days to have our 2013 Troop 537 bike-hike weekend!
Snorkeling, August 31 to September 2, 2013
. . . the next morning, we arose early to go to the Ichnetukne river. After a speedy breakfast, we were on the road and were early in line. A full day of snorkeling and tubing was enjoyed by all, with no incapacitated scouts. Along the way, we encountered brisk water and even kamikaze jumping fish. Thankfully though, the crowd was very small this time. Everyone qualified for their snorkeling patch without any issues. After we were done on the Ichnetukne, Tyler and I grilled up some dogs, which was much appreciated by the hungry adults and scouts . . .
Adult Pre-Trek to Yellowstone/Grand Tetons, September 13-19, 2013
....with a two hour trip from Idaho Falls to the GTNP office, this delay placed us in a difficult position of picking up our hiking permits, previously arranged by Tom via GTNP, by 5:00pm. While Dave valiantly tried to get us to the park office in time, via our rental SUV, we arrived at 5:11pm and the park office was closed...
Water Sports, August 9-11, 2013
We met at Briarwood a little before 6:00pm on Friday afternoon and spent some time working out the puzzle of how to get one of those masterlock things off of the shed door so that it would open. It turns out that after about 45 minutes we discovered that it is a key works best to remove it and allow access to the contents of the building.
Bishop Farms Cooking, June 28-30, 2013
Thirteen scouts left Briarwood on Friday the 28th. Eleven were tenderfoot or under and there was a star and life scout. They arrived at Bishop Farms around 540 and quickly put up shelter and got troop fear sit up under threatening skies.
Appalachian Trail Hike, February 16-17, 2013
Five-thirty is early. And on that particular morning, it was also cold. But 21 scouts and 14 adults convened at the church for a pre-trip conference and distribution of food. The packs were loaded in short order, the cars and trucks occupied with excited campers , and the adventurers headed north.