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The month of March marked the 84th anniversary of the Orange Boy Scout hike to a prominent Orange and Culpeper Counties’ landmark and prominent natural geologic formation just north of the community of Rapidan, Virginia. The following essay includes an account of this hiking trip found in the archives of the Orange County Historical Society. It is reproduced here in its entirety, and it describes the outing, in 1936, by members of Orange Boy Scout Troop No. 1 (now Troop 14). Read it here
When Orange Boy Scout Troop No. 1 Invaded the Lincoln Memorial I recently came across an interesting mention of Orange Boy Scout Troop No. 1 (now Troop 14) in a copy of the Marine Corps Gazette magazine (Vol X, No.3, Dec. 1925:192-193) that mentioned an otherwise unknown (at least to me) encampment of Orange Boy Scouts. The article describes Marine Corps Boy Scout summer camps and provides details from when Troop 1 from Orange, Va. attended the camp from August 29 to September 6, 1925. ...read more