Clarks Green scouts participate in expedition along the Susquehanna River


On Saturday, Sept. 12, Clarks Green Boy Scout Troop 251 set off on the 11.7-mile Susquehanna River Expedition led by longtime leader Bill Fiore and Senior Patrol leader Walker Davis.

Paddling the stretch from Tunkhannock Park to White’s Ferry Landing, they stopped for lunch and island exploration along the way. Just before the rain began falling, the crew made the landing and set up camp. Through the rain they played badminton, fridges, and tag — nothing could dampen their spirits.

Before heading to their tents for the night, the young men enjoyed seeing scouting in a different light by watching the award-winning movie, “Troop 491: The Adventures of the Muddy Lions” followed by a discussion.

The next morning after breakfast, services, breaking down camp and policing the area, they paddled away leaving only footprints behind.

Sunday’s leg of the Susquehanna River Expedition finally landed them in West Falls. Many scouts were thrilled to catch their first views of bald eagles in the wild.

Their next adventure was a 13-mile bike and hike campout Sept. 19 and 20 to Lackawanna State Park, where they held a Court of Honor for young men who earned rank and merit badges.

Scouts from Clarks Green Troop 251 set up camp during a recent expedition along the Susquehanna River.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_ABJ-CG-Scouts.jpgScouts from Clarks Green Troop 251 set up camp during a recent expedition along the Susquehanna River. Submitted photo

By Nancy Muller

Contributing Columnist

 

Nancy Müller is a committee member for Clarks Green Troop 251. Reach the Abington Journal newsroom at 570-587-1148 or news@theabingtonjournal.com.

 

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