Re: Gettysburg trip a Success!
Ron Raab-Long (raablong@VOICENET.COM)
Tue, 3 Jun 1997 08:37:49 -0400
Gettysburg has always been a favorite weekend with our troop. Last year we
did the entire battleground on bikes. It allowed us to see more than if we
were hiking, but still gave the boys, as well as the adults, the sense of
being on sacred ground that can only be achieved while out of doors.
We stayed at a private campground called Artillery Ridge, just 3/4 miles
down the road from the visitor center. It was a great place, fairly
inexpensive for youth groups, HOT SHOWERS, swimming pool, HOT SHOWERS,
recreation areas, HOT SHOWERS, re-inactors on site, and did I mention HOT
We plan on repeating the trip this fall. By then these old bones will have
healed nicely. Those hills don't look too tall from a distance, but when
you're taking your bike for a walk up one they seem like the Rockies.
CC, Troop 903
Boy Scout Training Coordinator
Two Bays District, DelMarVa Council
Ok Bob Whites - Covy UP!
At 02:13 PM 6/2/97 -0400, you wrote:
>This past weekend our troop (4 adults and 7 boys) camped at Gettysburg and
>did some historical site-seeing.
>First off, I would like to thank Cheryl Singhal for sending me the information
>in the mail about the trail... Also I'd like to thank all those who also
>sent little tidbits of information.
>We went there this past weekend. Although the forecast was for Thunder
>Storms... we really lucked out... Saturday was a beautiful, sunny, warm
>day and Sunday was equally warm, but a little more over cast... BUT none
>of that liquid sunshine..yeeehaa... Would have put a strain on the weekend
>We did all the requirements for the Gettysburg Heritage Trail Patch provided
>by the York/Adams Council... We were a bit rushed with just the weekend
>to visit and do so much... One could easily spend a week there.
>We stayed at the 'Gettysburg Campground' which was about 3 miles outside
>of Gettysburg. It was an educational weekend and as expected not all
>of it was very exciting for the boys, however answering all the questions
>in the Trail Guide helped them to keep interested and when there wasn't a
>question at a particular monument or spot, we'd make one up - Like
>what is the height of General Sedgwick's monument from Base to Hat...
>or what is the distance the Soldiers marched across this open meadow ... etc
>It was a long weekend, but well worth the trip. Met other scouts from
>our council - small world!!!
>Anyway, I would recommend this to those troops (even Packs) looking for
>a nice weekend.
>Thanks again Cheryl,
>P.S. We even found our County's monument (Dutchess County Regiment
>on the 'Johnny Reb Trail' ...
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