Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Gettysburg - Scribes Report
        On October 9-11, 2004 our scout troop went to Gettysburg National Military Park in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.  When we first got there we went to the Electric Map presentation that explains about all of the events that happened during the Battle of Gettysburg, July 1-3, 1863.  After that we went on a three-mile hike.  It gave us a chance to see how good it was to control certain parts of the battlefield.  It also gave us a chance to feel like the soldiers did running down hills during the battle.  After we successfully completed the hike we went to find our campsite.  It ended up being right behind the Confederate Army’s line.  The next day, Sunday, we went on a 9-mile hike.  We got to see what it was like to go uphill when you know that there are enemy troops are shooting down on you.  We also got to feel how scary it must have been to be walking around knowing that enemy’s troops could be anywhere.  On Monday, some people had left but the rest of us went to the Cyclorama program and went on a walk around the Town of Gettysburg.  We got to see some hospitals and original buildings from the battle.  We also got to see former President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s farm at the Eisenhower National Historic Site.  On the way home we stopped at Cabela’s, an awesome outdoor superstore in Hamburg, Pennsylvania.    The people that went were:
Greg and Mr. Laird,
Henry and Mr. Aery,
Taylor, Adam and Mr. Clark,
Mike and Mr. Heinemann,
Jon, Caleb, Andrew and Mr. Dudley,
Nate and Mr. Braccio,
Chris and Andrew McCloskey,
Adam, Domenic, Mr. and Mrs. Casinelli,
Alex and Mrs. Jagielski,
Alex Gemmell,
Michael Mayor,
Will Ferrell,
and Matt Brechlin.
            Thank you to Mr. Laird for organizing this trip.  Thank you Mr. Aery for getting the food, helping prepare the meals and teaching the Cooking Merit Badge.  Thank you Mr. Clark for making and watching over the fires.  Thank you Mrs. Jagielski for also getting and helping prepare the meals.  Thank you Mr. Casinelli for being such a great tour guide.  And lastly, thank you to the entire cooking merit badge crew for preparing and cooking the meals.  This Gettysburg trip was very, very fun and a great learning experience.
                                                                        By: Andrew McCloskey
                                                                               Troop Scribe

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