Tricounty News

Scouts return from Badlands

Six Scouts of Troop 357 and two adults made a quick trip to the Badlands in South Dakota recently to take part in the "Pig Dig". The "Pig Dig" is an unusual concentration of many prehistoric animal bones, however, due to extremely bad weather the site was not open. The Scouts made a few hikes through the Badlands, one a 10-miler, and discovered the terrain and animals. Scouts also participated in a display and movie regarding the formation of the badlands and the evolution of animals in the badlands. On the trip home, the Scouts stopped in Mitchell, S.D., to review the Mandan Tribal home more than 1000 years old. A tour of the archeological site and a replica home of the time was visited. Taking part in this trip were Scouts Cameron Wittenberg, Jeremiah Kelly, Devon Kelley, Marlowe Lexvold, Brad Mies, Austin Roerick, parent Scott Lexvold and Scoutmaster Bill Liedman.