Monthly Archives: April 2013

Henninger Flats backpacking and Forestry merit badge, March 2013

The troop hiked up to Henninger Flats at sunset on a recent Friday, and set up their tents at a great campsite overlooking the city lights of the San Gabriel Valley. Saturday was devoted to earning the Forestry merit badge, thanks to Ranger Susanna of the Los Angeles County Fire Department. Everyone had a great time learning about our local environment, and discussing career opportunities in forestry. Saturday night featured a great campfire program thanks to a scout who organized it as part of his Communications merit badge. We even had another troop join us in the campfire fun! After the tough 2.5 mile climb up to the camp via the Mt. Wilson Toll Road, the hike down was easy.