Sun Shines Everywhere 1625

Patrick Kenney, the Alameda Council Boy Scouts of America (BSA), Philmont Contingent Leader, sent in this picture of Alameda scouts taking a moment at the summit of 12,000-foot Mt. Phillips to catch up on local news. Fourteen Boy Scouts (from all across the Alameda Council BSA) and six adult volunteers spent two weeks backpacking at Philmont Scout Reservation in northern New Mexico in July-August. The group trekked through the Sangre de Cristo range of the Rocky Mountains and experienced a variety of high-adventure programs and a deluge of thunder, lightning and record rainfall while covering almost 70 miles of backcountry trails. Philmont, founded in 1938, is the largest youth camp in the world at over 137,500 acres — celebrating its one millionth participant this summer. For more on local scouting visit www.bsa-alameda.org.

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