On the second Saturday in December, Troop 174 traveled to New York City to see the Intrepid, an aircraft carrier thatís been turned into a Sea, Air and Space Museum. On that early morning, the scouts and their families traveled in style on a pleasant, comfortable bus thanks to the money made by the troop. Upon arriving at 10:00 A.M., the troop split into groups that promptly went their separate ways to fully experience all that the ship had to offer. Aboard the Intrepid, the scouts had the opportunity to take advantage of its many attractions and exhibits, such as the newly opened fo'c's'le, berthing area and Mess Deck. The museum included 30 aircraft, like the Blackbird spy plane (the fastest in the world), the fastest flying passenger plane, the Concord, an original TBM Avenger torpedo bomber, an F-14 Tomcat, an A-4B Skyhawk, and a newly restored HUP-2 Retriever helicopter. In the Explorium, there were flight simulators, hands-on activity centers, and a rope-net climbing wall. For lunch, cold cuts and snacks were graciously prepared by the troop moms the previous day for the scouts to eat at their leisure. Everyone met back at the bus promptly at 3:00 P.M. after they were finished exploring the ship. After stopping for a nice warm dinner at Wendy's, the bus returned everyone to the bus stop around 5:15 P.M., at which point everyone took their vehicles home. Fun was has by all thanks to the efforts of/ and money made by the supporting adults.
See you at the next meeting
Troop 174 meets every Friday, during the school year, 7:30 - 9:00pm, American Legion on Ball Park Rd. Dingmans Ferry, PA.