Troop 147’s newer scouts went on a 5.5 mile training hike on a beautiful Saturday in early June. This loop, from Chantry Flats down the First Water trail to the Santa Anita river and up Winter Creek to Hoegee’s Trail Camp, is a troop favorite. Boys worked on hike safety, their ten essentials, map & compass, lighting stoves & cooking lunch, purifying water, and generally having fun. No bears or mountain lions were seen on this trip, though scouts did spot a garter snake and were attacked by a giant swarm of ladybugs.
This morning four of our scouts lead the flag ceremony at the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. Lead by their intrepid Senior Patrol Leader, they presented and posted the flag, led the event in the Pledge of Allegiance, and helped distribute medals to the event’s survivors.
The Monrovia Relay for Life has raised tens of thousands of dollars to support cancer patients, survivors and their families. Their 24 hour walk is on until 11:00am tomorrow, June 6th at Monrovia’s Library Park.