Troy Boy Scout Troop 4049 recently returned home from a trip to Washington, D.C. During the trip the Troop visited so many amazing and beautiful sites such as Ford’s Theatre, the Smithsonian Castle and Natural History Museum, the Capital Building, Arlington National Cemetery – where the grave of president John F. Kennedy resides, and they had a tour of the White House and got to see the International Spy Museum.
Some of the boys had the opportunity to raise the flag at the Navy Heritage Museum, and probably the most memorable event was that four of the Scouts had the honor of representing the Troop in the placing of the wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
There has been a great amount of hard work put in by the troop to make these trips possible. The scouts held fundraisers and worked many hours to be able to do these things.
There are also the adults that made this possible including Scoutmaster Fred Simpson, Barbra Brown, Eugene Stiffler, Diana and Dave Cole and Matt Geer, who all came along to be a chaperone for the scouts.
Also, the Troop would like to thank all who supported them. It’s because of this support the Troop has been given so many opportunities to experience. From camping trips, hikes, kayaking and historical trips, to hands on work such as flag placing on soldiers’ gravesites in town, and cleaning up storm damage.
It’s been a busy but fun year for the troop!