Local Boy Scouts take adventure trip

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CIMARRON, N.M. — Troop 1099 has returned from a 12-day backpacking trek at Philmont Scout Ranch, the Boy Scouts of America’s largest national High Adventure Base located in New Mexico.

The Troop took eight adult advisors and 15 boys including one from Troop 457.

The boys said they enjoyed over 82 miles of rugged, rocky trails and climbed several mountains, including Mt. Baldy (12, 441 feet).

They participated in rock climbing, black powder rifle shooting, tree climbing, trail building and tomahawk throwing.

All enjoyed a chuck wagon dinner and breakfast and had several learning experiences about the Ranch’s history, geological and archeological features. Troop 1099 is chartered by Lanier United Methodist Church in Cumming. Troop 457 is chartered by Midway United Methodist Church in Alpharetta.

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