Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


April 10, 2014

Ski trip for Troop 76 Boy Scouts

The Boy Scouts of Ballard Vale’s Troop 76 ventured off to Mt. Cranmore in North Conway, N.H., for their annual Ski Trip the weekend of March 7 through 9.

The group included Scouts Liam Fahey, Dylan Knepper, Yen Wu, Marshal Su, Ross Barton, Stephen Bambury, Robert Pineault, Devin Witt and Jason Spence, plus adults Don Milligan, Scoutmaster; Tom Witt, Rich Barton, Gary Hall, Andy Bambury and Dennis Pineault.

They arrived on Friday night and spent the entire next day skiing and snowboarding.

The skiing conditions were OK, with the warm weather making the snow quite sticky, the Scouts reported. But the lift lines were short and the troop was able to get many runs in.

After skiing, troop members were treated to a surprise fireworks display at Cranmore, which illuminated the sky for a long time. When the fireworks were finished, the Scouts watched a movie, utilizing the DVD player that the Cranmore staff was kind enough to lend them.

Since they couldn’t cook anything in the ski lodge where they stayed, they ordered pizza from a local pizzeria for dinner and ate cold cuts for lunch. For both breakfasts, they had a simple meal of cereal, Pop Tarts and bagels. After breakfast on Sunday, March 9, they packed up and drove back to Ballard Vale Church, where the troop is based, to end what they said was an exhilarating trip.

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