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Scout Troop 63 Conquers Gettysburg

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Boy Scouts from Troop 63 hike the Gettysburg Historic Trail Credits: John Staunton
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Troop 63 Boy Scouts along with Scoutmaster Mark Peterson on day 2 of their Gettysburg Historic Trail hike. Credits: John Staunton
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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Boy Scout Troop 63 from New Providence recently visited Gettysburg National Military Park where they camped for two nights and visited the historic sites during the day.  While there were no battles fought on the fields that weekend, the scouts did have to deal with a heavy rain storm with over two inches of rain in a single night.  The Scout motto is “Be Prepared” and these scouts showed they were well prepared for Mother Nature.

After a sunny afternoon on the Confederate side of the park, the scouts survived the heavy rain that night and pressed on to tour the Union side on day 2 after which they also visited the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum.  

Troop 63 is open to boys age 11-17 and meets on Tuesday nights at the New Providence Presbyterian Church.  For more information email: scouts@troop63np.org.

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