Edmonson Voice Report: photos submitted by Troop 597
Local Boy Scouts from Edmonson County Boy Scout Troop 597 and Butler County Boy Scout Troop 208 enjoyed a canoe/camping trip along the US/Canada Boundary Waters of Minnesota through the Boy Scouts of America, Northern Tier High Adventure Camp.
The Scouts arrived at Northern Tier High Adventure Camp in Ely, Minnesota on July 4, 2020 and began receiving their gear for a 6-day/5-night canoe trip though the Boundary Waters. The Scouts departed the Northern Tier base camp on July 5, 2020 with all their supplies for one week.
During the trek, the Scouts relied on the outdoor skills they had learned and developed through the scouting program. The Scouts prepared their meals and conducted primitive camping. While conducting the trek, the Scouts saw numerous Bald Eagles, Loons and Beavers along with other animal species. The Scouts also participated in a conservation project reporting the water clarity of the lakes they traveled. The Scouts returned to base camp on July 11, 2020, having experienced the beauty of the northern woods of the United States along with the fierce storms that are accustom to the area.
Troop 597 Life Scout Dakotah Curtis stated “Northern Tier was an experience of a lifetime." While on the trip, the Scouts canoed 76 miles of the Boundary Waters.
Edmonson County Boy Scout Troop 597 is chartered by the Edmonson County Lion’s Club.