Boy Scouts enjoy wilderness adventure

Boy Scouts enjoy wilderness adventure
Scouts are “gunwale up” while preparing to test the water clarity in Lake Louisa. Front boat: Cecil Dichiara, Cory Vaughn, James Dell’Alba; rear boat: Dylan Tedder, Will McLaurine, Brandon Singleton

Twelve Boy Scouts from Troop 35 at Southside United Methodist Church in San Marco traveled to Northern Tier, the Boy Scouts of America High Adventure Base near Ely, Minnesota on June 20 for an eight-day long-distance canoe trip in the Canadian wilderness of the Quetico Provincial Park in Ontario.

Scouts at the end of a portage at Louisa Falls: Brandon Singleton, Dylan Tedder, Will McLaurine, Cory Vaughn, James Dell’Alba, Cecil Dichiara

Scouts at the end of a portage at Louisa Falls: Brandon Singleton, Dylan Tedder, Will McLaurine, Cory Vaughn, James Dell’Alba, Cecil Dichiara

“During the trip, the Scouts carried all of their own gear, became skilled in conducting portages from lake to lake, found appropriate campsites, and helped with research work to ensure the continued health of the lakes in Canada and the US Boundary Waters,” said Jon Singleton, one of the adult leaders on the trip.

The Quetico consists of over one million pristine acres with more than 600 lakes, and is breathtakingly gorgeous, according to Singleton.

“There was so much scenic beauty, and we got to camp on several islands, which was fun! We saw lots of loons, too, and they’re kind of weird birds,” said Brandon Singleton. “Showering in a waterfall was my favorite part!”

The BSA high adventure programs are open to Scouts who are 14 years or older, and who have achieved at least 1st Class rank. The other adult leaders on the trip included Wade Lindsey, Chris McGee, and Glenn Green.

Scouts Will McLaurine, Brandon Singleton, Josh Milon, Riley McGee, Alex Anderson, Dylan Tedder, James Dell’Alba, Christian Floyd, Cecil Dichiara, Colton Champion, Grayson Eng, Cory Vaughn

Scouts Will McLaurine, Brandon Singleton, Josh Milon, Riley McGee, Alex Anderson, Dylan Tedder, James Dell’Alba, Christian Floyd, Cecil Dichiara, Colton Champion, Grayson Eng, Cory Vaughn

Brandon and dad Jon Singleton in Louisa Falls

Brandon and dad Jon Singleton in Louisa Falls

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