Troop 664 Parents & Adult Leaders:
We are in need for one more adult (with vehicle) to go on the Gettysburg trip. If you were ‘on the fence’ and weren’t sure if you should go, let me assure you this is one of the best Scouting experiences. This trip combines history, camping, and irreplaceable bonding time with your son. It will be one of the highlights of your son’s scouting career, and a great experience for you. Besides, who doesn’t like a ‘road trip?’
We walk in the footsteps of the men in blue and gray. The Battle of Gettysburg was perhaps the most important and influential battle in the Civil War. Fought from July 1 to July 3, 1863, Union casualties numbered 23,000, while the Confederates lost around 28,000 men. This was a turning point in the war. Cemetery Ridge, Pickett’s Charge, Little Round Top, the Gettysburg Address–American History ‘for real’ instead of in the pages of a book. The very place where Abraham Lincoln said the words “that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”
Please contact Mr. Campbell if you are willing to come along!
Here are some pictures from our 2012 trip (on Facebook): https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.329862110407455&type=1
View the Gettysburg National Military Park website at this link: https://www.nps.gov/gett/index.htm
~~ Mr. Furin