In September, 2011, Troop 570 went on a High Adventure trip to Palisades State Park in South Dakota. On this trip, the boys and leaders repelled down the canyon walls. These canyon walls are over 50-foot vertical cliffs. This was quite challenging, and very rewarding for all who participated.
The Scouts went on a thrilling canoe trip down Nebraska's Niobrara National Scenic River in June of 2014!
In July, 2015, the Troop spent several days in Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado. This trip included camping and hiking excursions to: Calypso Cascades, Ouzel Falls, Lilly Like & Twin Sisters trail. The trip culminated by taking the hiking trail to the summit of Long’s Peak, which has an elevation of 14,000+ !
Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, NM, Scouting’s premier High Adventure base, was our destination in July, 2016. This trip included Amtrak as our source of transportation to & from Philmont. On our trek, the boys and men committed to a very strenuous, but rewarding 12 day trek through the mountain wilderness of northeastern New Mexico. We carried everything with us, and had no contact with civilization. We hiked over 100 miles total. Highlights included: Hiking Baldy Mountain & climbing Little Costilla Peak (both over 12,000 elevation). We also participated in living history - such living in a 19th century logging community, and working on rebuilding the Cimarron and Northwestern Railroad.
In July, 2017, several scouts attended the National Scout Jamboree at The Summit Bechtel Scout Reserve in West Virginia. Over 40,000 scouts from throughout the U.S. attended all or part of this 10-day event. Just a few of the activities included: meeting an astronaut, trading patches, & attending an evening outdoor concert. The experience of being among all these fellow scouts was one for the ages and will be remembered for a lifetime. This two week trip also encompassed side trips to historic Harper’s Ferry, WV, Washington, D.C., Monticello, Gettysburg Battlefield National Park, and hiking the AT (Appalachian Trail) in Virginia, which included a hike up to the crest of Humpback Rock.
In 2018 the Troop took a trip to SE Tennessee. On the way there and back the Troop camped and completed a service project at Scott AFB, just outside of St. Louis, Mo. The Troop camped on Chilhowee Mountain in Cherokee National Forest One day was spent white water rafting on the Ocoee River, which was the highlight of the trip (see the photo). Another day included hiking to nearby Benton Falls and swimming at the lake near our campsite. Ziplining through the trees was the highlight of another day. The most challenging day was when we hiked from the Beech Bottom Trailhead in Tennessee to Jack's River Falls in Georgia.
Philmont Scout Ranch 2019 - The Troop went to Philmont once again for their annual High Adventure excursion.
The Troop had a High Adventure trip to Wyoming scheduled for Summer, 2020; but was cancelled due to Covid-19.
Troop 570's trek to Philmont this year was a week-long hike through the southern backcountry of Philmont, which encompassed hikes up Cimarroncito Peak, Comanche Peak, and Mount Phillips. All over 11,000 feet in elevation. We even had an overnight at the summit of Mount Phillips (over 12,000' above sea level). This adventure included camping at the Cypher's Mine, Sawmill and Tolby Meadows wilderness campsites. Our trip culminated with visits to the both the National Scouting Museum and Villa Philmonte Estate near Philmont.
In 2022, the Troop hiked the Medicine Bow Mountains in Wyoming and whitewater rafted the Poudre River of Colorado. This included reaching the summit of Medicine Bow Peak (the highest point in The Snowy Range at over 12,000'). Other highlights included: visiting the Scotts Bluff National Monument in Gering, NE & camping near Lake Minatare on the way to Wyoming, hiking the many trails at Curt Gowdy State Park - including a hike to Hidden Falls, experiencing the Sarasota Hot Springs, visiting Vedauwoo for a day of rock climbing & bouldering, visiting the Quebec 01 decommissioned missile silo, and visiting Ole's Big Game Steakhouse in Paxton, NE on the way home.
Troop 570’s trek to Philmont was an incredible experience. The Scouts and adults spent a week backpacking in the Sangre de Christo mountains on Philmont Scout Ranch near Cimarron, NM. We covered about 35 miles, at elevations over 9,000 ft. We carried all our gear in our backpacks and hung up our food and other “smellables” in bear bags at night. Some of the highlights included climbing Hart Peak and trekking through beautiful Wilson’s Mesa. The trekkers participated in many fun activities, including: spar pole climbing, cowboy shooting, shotgun shell reloading and shooting, and making railroad ties. Our trip culminated with tours of both the National Scouting Museum and Villa Philmonte Estate near Philmont.