Cory Reamer gave me permission to publish this awesome photo, which he posted on Facebook over the weekend. “These four Boy Scouts and this old man just finished a 25 mile bike ride at Sleeping Bear National Park,” reads Cory’s photo caption.
He noted that these kids are part of Bay Trails BSA Troop 34 from the First Congressional Church, and the rest of the Scouts rode 10 miles for the cycling merit badge.
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Way to go, guys! Well-deserved ice cream cones! And especially, way to go, Cory! (Full Disclosure: Cory is married to my niece, Heatherlyn Johnson Reamer, which makes him my … nephew-in-law…? Making James my great-nephew – and why yes, he IS great!)
I love that the Boy Scouts are still going strong in 2016, and doing 25-mile bike rides through scenic northern Michigan. Troop 34 belongs to the Bay Trails District of the Michigan Crossroads Council, under the direction of the President Ford Field Service Council.
The troop was chartered by the First Congregational Church of Traverse City, Michigan on February 1, 1965, and has been a thriving, active Boy Scout troop ever since.
Troop 34 participates in summer camp, the Klondike Derby, and various camp-outs throughout the year, including a winter trip to Long Island in Long Lake. Recent troop service projects include tree planting on the Old Mission Peninsula, volunteering at the Father Fred Foundation Frostbite Food Drive, Old Mission State Park clean-up, and volunteering at the Sunrise Rotary Club‘s Backpacks for Kids project.
To learn more about Bay Trails BSA Troop 34, visit their official website.