Gettysburg Civil War Battlefield Trip Update

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Troop 23

Trip to the Gettysburg Civil War Battlefield

April 20-22, 2007

We were able to get a camping spot on the battlefield grounds. The boys will participate in the historic trails program and earn the Gettysburg Historic Trails Medal (above center). Many of the activities can be used toward other advancement as well as used for school. The cost for this trip will be $55; this includes all meals from Friday evening till lunch on Sunday (3 of those meals will be in restaurants), admission to the electric map, bus to the Eisenhower farm, the medal and a troop T-shirt. You also have the option of purchasing the 4-piece trail patch (see below) for your son for $5.  Make sure to get the permission slip in right away!

We will leave from OLA at 3pm. On Saturday we’ll get an early start, go to the visitor’s center, Gettysburg Cemetery and the Eisenhower farm, Lunch at noon at the General Pickett Buffet then in the afternoon it’s the 9 mile Billy Yank Trail (till about 6pm), Dinner at the General Pickett at 7pm then relaxing in the campsite. On Sunday morning after breakfast we’ll hit the 3-mile Johnny Reb Trail. While the boys and a couple of adults are on the trail the rest of the adults will be packing up the campsite (we must be out of the site by 11am). After the trail we’ll get on the road home, we’ll stop at Cabela’s Outdoor World (Hamburg, PA) for their Lunch Buffet and the boys can take some time to look at the animal displays. Then it’s the last stretch home. We should be back in Brooklyn around 4:30-5:00pm.

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