Retracing FDR’s Steps

Two years ago, the troop made its maiden voyage up to Hyde Park to visit the estate & Presidential Library of FDR and camp in the beautiful Margaret Lewis Norrie State Park.  That trip was memorable due to the fact that it was approximately one month before President Barack Obama was elected (historically significant), the designated campground was stunningly secluded but exhibited uniquely fun features, and the scouts got to explore the cliffs and cleanup the marina area securing an hour of community service.  So it was with great anticipation, that the troop returned in 2010.  In addition to being blessed with fabulous weather, the boys provided ample entertainment at night with a variety of skits.  This year’s main campsite attraction was not the giant dirt bowl of two years ago, but instead an amazingly large grapevine hanging from high atop the tall trees allowing the boys to swing like Tarzan!  The weekend was topped off with a respectful US flag retirement ceremony, led by Assistant Scoutmaster Mike Occhicone.  Our scouts truly love this outing, as these pictures will attest!

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