Eagle Scout's Appalachian Trail thru-hike is about more than testing Scouting skills. Matthew and David, two scouts from Troop 505 in Austin, Texas are nearing the halfway point of their Great Appalachain Trail Expedition. They have encountered bears, incliment weather, and tough terrain, but mostly they have experienced true generousity, friendship, and encouragement along the trail. Follow their blog at www.thegreatATexpedition.com to read about why America is still great. You can also read an interesting article from Scouting Magazine to learn more about their journey.