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Welcome to Troop 17
If you would like to learn more about Troop 17, under BSA Troop # 17 click on the link: Troop 17 What We Do Video. Or contact Dale Phelan @ 480-580-1117

Volunteering at St. Mary's Food Bank

Posted on Jan 26 2014 - 4:47pm

Fossil Creek Canyon Backpacking Trip

Posted on Jan 26 2014 - 4:46pm

Fossil Creek Canyon is an Arizona gem that everyone should take the time to check out sometime.  The springs area is only accessible by two trails; one relatively easy from a creek access point about 4 miles downstream, and the more challenging one the boys chose which is a 3.5 mile, 1500 ft descent down the canyon wall from the rim.  Once at the springs area, which is the source of this perennial creek we were rewarded with a great camping area, fresh water bubbling out of the ground, warm swimming holes and delicious apples.

I especially enjoyed the behavior of the boys, who needed only minimal guidance from Dale and me (although Ian had to be dissuaded from showing off his cliff diving skills).  This was a tough hike with moderate vertical and literally freezing temps at night and they took care of themselves.  In fact, Grant, Brian, and Joseph even slept under the stars!   

Troop 17 at the Rock Wall

Posted on Jan 26 2014 - 4:45pm

Picacho Peak Hike

Posted on Jan 26 2014 - 4:44pm

Canoeing Outing

Posted on Jan 26 2014 - 4:36pm

Camp Raymond

Posted on Jan 26 2014 - 4:21pm

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