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Boy Scout Troop 433      Gettysburg Visit
May 25, 2010 - Boy Scout Troop 433 Visits Gettysburg

Boy Scout Troop 433, chartered by American Legion Post 781, Mountaintop was recently selected by the National Park Service to receive a permit to camp at McMillan Woods camp which is located on the actual Gettysburg Battlefield, on May 14, 15 and 16.

Camping on Seminary Ridge, which is the location of the start of the famous Picket’s Charge was a very educational few days for the Scouts. The Scouts participated in a 25 mile bicycle tour of the Battlefield visiting several key points, such as the Peach Orchard, the Wheat Field, Big and Little Round Top, Devil’s Den, Picket’s Charge and the Angle.

The Scouts visited literally hundreds of monuments, their favorite being the largest – the Pennsylvania Memorial. The Scouts also visited the Jenny Wade House, the site of the only civilian casualty of the battle, the National Cemetery and were told tales of ghost stories. 

– Ron Smith, Charter Representative of Post 781 to Troop 433
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Campfire cooking at Gettysburg
Devils Den from Little Roundtop 1
Kurt Smith and Rob Lombardo at the Jenny Wade house
Listening to Ghost stories
Listening to the Jenny Wade story
McMillan Woods Scout Camp at Gettysburg
Scoutmaster holds rock
Scouts tour the Battlefield on bike
Troop 433 at Devils Den sign
Union encampment
Union sharpshooter speaks to Scouts on Little Roundtop