Boy Scout Troop 28 visits Yellowstone and Grand Teton parks

For seven days Scouts in Troop 28 did everything from rafting down the Snake River to checking out Old Faithful.

From Aug. 10-17, Boy Scout Troop 28 visited Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks located in northwest Wyoming.

In Grand Teton, the group rode the tramway to the top of Jackson Hole ski resort, rafted down the Snake River, hiked around Jackson Lake and marveled at the peaks in the Teton Range.

In Yellowstone, the group visited the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, Mammoth Hot Springs, Tower-Roosevelt and the Old Faithful sections of the park. The group saw geysers, fumaroles, mud pots, hot springs and learned about the geology that creates these hydrothermal features. Also, the group learned about the great fire of 1988 including the benefits that fire brings to the park.

During the trip the group saw elk, mule deer, bison, moose, bighorn sheep, pronghorn, eagles, ravens, river otters and many other types of animals. Elk passed through the group’s campsite one day and howling wolves were heard that night.

Scouts participating in the event included Brett Butler, Liam Fama, Charlie Chagnon, CJ Garcia and Kevin Demaine.

Adult participating in the event included Don Demaine, Matt Fama, Ashley Klem, Bonnie Ray, Joanne Brunelle and Maurice Donini.

Boy Scout Troop 28 of Shelton is a member of the Housatonic Council and was organized in 1971. The troop is sponsored by Mohegan School and meets every Thursday at the Nike Site. The troop currently has 29 Boy Scouts.