Willistown Troop 78
Boy scouts of america
Over 85 years of service to the youth of Chester County Pennsylvania
Mark your calendar now! Join Troop 78 for Army Football/US Military Academy Tour and Camping Trip: November 10 – 12, 2017
Mark your calendar now and plan to join us for a weekend of camping, football and history, as we visit the United States Military Academy. This is a trip not be missed!
The weekend starts with our arrival Friday evening at West Point’s Lake Frederick campgrounds. On Saturday, we will go to the Academy for a variety of activities, including parachute demonstrations by Army specialists, a tour of the West Point and the Parade of Cadets into historic Michie Stadium. Sitting 325 feet above sea level and overlooking the Hudson River, Michie Stadium was voted by Sports Illustrated as one of the Top Ten sporting venues in the world. We will watch a Division 1 football matchup featuring the Black Knights of Army against the Blue Devils of Duke University. All Scouts and Webelos attending the game will receive a commemorative Army Football patch. After the game, we will return to our Lake Frederick campground, and enjoy an evening of relaxation.
West Point is the Nation’s oldest military academy and is considered by many to be the world’s premier leader development institution. One of the famous expressions on the West Point campus is that “much of the history we teach was made by people we taught.” To walk the West Point campus is to retrace the footsteps of some of America’s greatest leaders. Grant, Pershing, McArthur, Patton, Bradley and Eisenhower were all members of the Long Gray Line. Confederate president Jefferson Davis and general Robert E. Lee went to West Point. Business scion Henry DuPont was an alumnus, and astronaut Buzz Aldrin is an USMA graduate.
If last year’s trip to the Naval Academy was any indication, the West Point trip will be one of the best – and in high demand. Don’t delay – see the accompanying handout, permission slip and camp release, and complete and return them per the instructions in the handout.
West Point Military Academy
November 10 - 12, 2017