During the yearend holidays our troop attempts to reunite many of our Eagle Scouts that are typically home for the holidays. One of the better ways to create a sense of belonging, while cultivating an effective environment for the younger scouts to learn from the older scouts, is to go on a hike! Our area is blessed with many great hiking areas within a 45 minute drive. A favorite hike of many locals is Anthony’s Nose. Led by Eagle Scouts, Dan A. & Evan W., our cadre of 25 hikers, including 5 Eagle Scouts, enjoyed a beautiful day of January sunshine. It has been about 3 years since our troop last tackled Anthony’s Nose. And with some snow & ice present, the trek was a bit more arduous and slow-gowing than anticipated. After the hike, it was estimated that the Camp Smith trail to Anthony’s Nose criss-crossed 3 peaks, resulting in a cumulative elevation climb of well over 2000 feet–which explains why so many were so tired and slept well that night! Hiker pics are here!