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Troop 3 (Smithtown) hikes the Valley Forge Historical Trail

Troop 3 @ the National Memorial Arch
Troop 3 @ the National Memorial Arch

Sixty Scouts and adult leaders from Troop 3 spent May 30 – June 1 camping at Valley Forge, PA.  Scouts used their orienteering skills to navigate the Valley Forge Historical Trail. While hiking the trail, the scouts learned about the history of the most famous of General George Washington’s military encampments of the Revolutionary War.  Scouts were able to see General Washington’s Headquarters, reconstructed huts which were originally constructed in December 1777, and various monuments constructed in honor of Revolutionary War soldiers, including the National Memorial Arch.  Hiking over 10 miles on a beautiful sunny spring day made the scouts appreciate what the soldiers must have went through during that historic winter when General Washington and 12,000 men from the Continental  Army camped on the hills of Valley Forge.

 For additional information about Troop 3, please visit our website @ Troop3.com.

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