FC Boy Scout Troop 895 Heads West for Camping Trip

September 3, 2014 8:04 PM0 comments
(Courtesy Photo)

(Courtesy Photo)

The Boy Scouts of Falls Church Troop 895 took a trip to Wyoming for their annual summer camping trip, according to a press release from the troop. After a year of planning and fundraising, the troop spent two weeks in Yellowstone National Park and the Grand Teton mountains.

They spent their first week in Yellowstone, where the scouts hiked trails and geyser fields, including Old Faithful, and went horseback riding and whitewater rafting. The scouts saw wildlife such as bison, elk, bald eagles and black bear along the way, according to the press release.

After a week in Yellowstone, the troop entered the Boys Scouts of America’s Camp Loll at the base of the Grand Teton mountains.
The scouts participated in a variety of activities at Camp Loll, a remote wilderness camp, including backpacking through the Tetons, hiking, rappelling and worked on merit badges such as wilderness survival, astronomy, sailing and first aid.

Troop 895 has been active in Falls Church for over 55 years. For more information on the troop, visit troop895.us.

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