Troop 148’s Summer Trek


The idea behind Boy Scouts is to learn things to “prepare you for the real world,” said South sophomore Lane Borders of the 148th troop. This summer, a group of scouts from the 148th including three South students spent 14 days hiking 81 miles in the desert of Cimarron, New Mexico. According to Borders, who has been a Boy Scout since 1st grade, the best part of the trip was the lack of light pollution and being able to see the stars clearly at night. The worst part of the trip was “hitting mile 10 on a 14 mile day and thinking ‘why can’t this be over already.'” Some members of the group also went sea kayaking at Pamlico Sea Base in North Carolina.