VNMP 40th Anniversary Hike
Steven P. Elwart (SElwart@AOL.COM)
Sun, 26 Feb 1995 15:55:25 -0500
Many thanks to all of you who came to the 40th Anniversary hike in the
Vicksburg National Military Park!
Over 750 Scouts and Scouters participated in this event. The National Park
Service was VERY complementary about the way the Scouts conducted themselves.
The head of the park, Mr.Bill Nichols was pleased with the organization of
the Troops and Packs and the behavior of the boys.
We only had two incidents. One Scouter who sprained his ankle, and three Boy
Scouts that swore they weren't lost, just a bit "confused" for an hour. My
wife Inez, the Cub Scout Commissioner, found the boys and was so pleased that
a "Den Mother" as the Park Ranger called her was the one who found the boys.
Thanks again who an enjoyable day. Look for an event like this one to mark
the 100th Anniversary of the Vicksburg National Military Park in February of
Yours in Scouting,
Chairman -- Vicksburg Trails Commission
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City