There is this guy, Reinhold Messner, who climbs mountains without supplementary oxygen despite intense danger and loss (he lost his toes and his brother climbing). Why does he do it?
Last week, Boy Scout Troop No. 124 of McComb embarked upon a five-day, 50-mile canoe-packing trek along Black Creek from the bridge at Dantzler Camp to the Highway 26 bridge outside Wiggins through the Black Creek Wilderness. Black Creek is named from the tannin-stained water and is described […]
This was a windy day at the end of April when we were canoeing at IC Lake – a private lake in McComb Mississippi that was formerly owned by Illinois Central Railroad. The Boy Scouts among us were working on the Canoeing Merit Badge and Cady heard that […]
Percy Quin State Park is Mississippi’s most popular state park, and there are plenty of reasons why. It is a haven for golfers and anglers, and it has great facilities for camping and cabining. One activity that it seems few people associate with south Mississippi is hiking, but […]
During Spring Break 2017 we took the Boy Scouts to Village Creek State Park in northeastern Arkansas and did some hiking at the Trail of Tears! Being from Southwest Mississippi, this was everyones’ first snow camping experience. Photo by Elise D. Parker
Photo by Patrick Parker
Are you tougher than a Kodiak bear? I know a bunch of Boy Scouts who recently proved that they are, indeed, tougher than Kodiak bears! Six of the older, more experienced Boy Scouts from Troop No. 124 of McComb recently took part in a KODIAK leadership training course, […]
Vicksburg National Battlefield Park has a long association with the Boy Scouts of America. Generations of Scouts have hiked and studied Civil War history and American Heritage there. Many Scouts have fond memories (or, are those horror stories?) about hiking up and down in the hilly park.