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posted Nov 16, 2009, 5:43 PM by Webmaster Troop 16   [ updated Feb 4, 2010, 5:58 PM ]
During the NJ Teacher’s Convention weekend Nov. 6 to 8, 2009, Livingston Boy Scout Troop 16 held their Annual   Historical Hike and Camping Weekend.  On Friday, the troop went to the Adventure Aquarium in Camden, N.J.  and watched  the  4D movie “The Plant Earth”.  The Scouts viewed the shark and hippo tanks, birds of prey areas and many interactive aquatic life displays.  Lunch was in the Aquarium Cafeteria overlooking the Delaware River and Philadelphia.

The Scouts then traveled to Boy Scout Camp Delmont in Marlborough Township, Pennsylvania where they cabin camped Friday and Saturday nights.

On Saturday the Scouts travelled to Philadelphia to walk the 10 mile “Philadelphia Bicentennial Trail of Freedom”.  The trail begins at the Visitor’s Center where the Scouts viewed the film “Independence”,   a film which explained  the history which led to the American Revolution and the Declaration of Independence.  During the hike, the Scouts visited the Liberty Bell, guided tours of Independence Hall, Congress Hall, Old City Hall and Quakers Friends Meeting House.  The original final draft of the Declaration of Independence and Articles of Confederation were both on display at Independence  Hall  for a limited time.   Carpenters  Hall,  The First Bank of the United States, Betsy Ross House, Christ Church Burial Ground where many signers of the Declaration of Independence are buried, Old St. Mary’s Church built in 1763 and many other historical churches, homes, banks, parks and moments were viewed during our walk.  To finish off the day, the Troop 16 Scouts ate dinner at the Hard Rock Café in Philly.

Previous  years’  Historical Trips were visits to  Washington, D.C., Boston, Gettysburg,  Baltimore Inter Harbor  and Valley Forge.

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