First Posted: 11/12/2014
The NEPA Boy Scouts of America, Dan Beard Council, recently held a Historic Traveling Camporee to Washington DC.
The Historic Traveling Camporee is a three-day weekend adventure by chartered bus, in which Boy Scout youth and their leaders explore the country’s heritage. Their adventures began early Saturday and included a tour of Mount Vernon and the Jefferson Memorial. They arrived after dark at a Coast Guard facility, and putting their scout skills to the test, set up their tents under the stars.
They attended Sunday church services at the National Cathedral or National Shrine and then enjoyed a full day of self guided tours of Washington DC monuments, memorials and museums.
With Monday as the last day of the camporee, the Boy Scouts toured the US Capitol Building on Capitol Hill and then attended a changing of the guards at Arlington National Cemetery.
315 people attend the trip, including 195 scouts and 120 leaders. There were 24 different troops represented from the Northeastern PA Council, including: Troop #7, Scranton; 16, Scranton; 21, Dickson City; 34, Jessup; 57, Scranton; 61, Old Forge; 66, Dunmore; 100, Plains; 102, Lake Ariel; 106, Mountain Top; 129, Tafton; 132, Springbrook; 154, Kingston; 155, Trucksville; 160, Clarks Summit; 166, Hanover Twp.; 265, Montdale; 285, Duryea; 311, Exeter; 339, Luzerne; 366, West Wyoming; 401, Hawley; 444, Sweet Valley and 518, Tunkhannock.