California Boy Scout Troop 120 Goes on Hiking Trip

Scouts of Troop 120 hiked a section of the Buckhorn Hiking Trail on the Prairie Home Conservation Area to maintain the trail that was built by the troop years ago. Debris and obstacles were removed and the trail marked.

They found footprints in the snow that showed someone had visited the Hermit's Cave. They noticed a large iron spike in a white oat that pointed towards California. The scouts learned the fabled tale of the last Indian battle in Moniteau County.

Scouts on this service hike were; Jarrett Hatch, Hayden Collier, Allen Burger, Kyle Brink, Zach Merrill, Cody Friedmeyer, Gregory Schroeter, Nathan Johnson and Ethan Hodges. Leaders were Shaun Merrill, Philip Burger, Eric Schroeter and Richard Schroeder.

The next outdoor adventure will be a rugged hike along the high bluffs of the Osage River at Painted Rock Conservation Area. Part of this hike will be off the trail and down a steep slope to the river's edge and back up. For troop information call Scott Jobe, Scoutmaster, 796-5658.

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