Troop 325, Palmer, Alaska

Joe Moore - Scoutmaster

Troop 325 is charteed by St. Michael's Church in Palmer, Alaska. Palmer is small farming and commuter community of about 7000 people in the Matanuska Valley . We are surrounded by the Chugach and Talkeetna Mountain Ranges. Troop 325 is only two years old. Many of the Scouts and Scouters have been involved in scouting for many years and transferred from other troops. Thus we have a wide variety of skill levels and interest.

The troop is very much "outdoor" oriented. There is a camping trip every month. The camp trips center around backpacking, biking, canoeing, x-country skiing, kayaking, and any other non-motorized form of transport. Right now the scouts are trying to earn their -200 below camping badge for this year. This year has been pretty easy as our Fall Camporee (October) on Lazy Mountain was -5F.

Our December troop campout at Matanuska Glacier was -30F. Summers are great, though, and the long daylight hours make for some special trips. This years summer adventure trip is canoeing the Yukon River from Whitehorse, Yukon Territory to Carmacks, Yukon. I've taken four different troops down the river and its always a special trip.

Special thanks to Scoutmaster Joe Moore, Troop 325, Palmer, for writing this. 

Last update: 3/30/97

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