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Valley Forge was the site of the 1777-78 winter encampment of the Continental Army. The park commemorates the sacrifices and perseverance of the Revolutionary War generation and honors the ability of citizens to pull together and overcome adversity during extraordinary times!
Perseverance and adversity, were the undertones of the historical experience as an army of Troop 17 scouts and adults battled a 10 mile hike in conditions similar to those faced by the Continental Army in 1777-78. Lead by General Joe R. and assisted by his Lieutenant Jamie S., the Troop 17 soldiers marched without fear through the encampment. Only one casualty was suffered as Private Jack G. developed a blister and was tended to by Medic Ryan C. Unlike the experience of General Washington's troops, our scouts were well provisioned and in good spirits during the ordeal. All scouts will be awarded an BSA Historical Trail Medal from the trip's adult Leader Mr. David Rider at an upcoming meeting.
The Troop adult leadership team thanks the many parents that assisted in driving and/or participated in the hike. We thank you for your cooperation and without your support we simply couldn't do it without you!Our Newest Eagle Scout!!!
Congratulations to Luke for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout.