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(Ogilvie, On the way, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame)

        There would be a lot for the Scouts of Troops 1417 and 1418 to see on the way to the National Jamboree. The troops met in Ogilvie, Minnesota, on Wednesday, July 18. After a shakedown of gear, the Scouts were allowed to enter the school for an evening of swimming, open gym, videos, and card playing. Parents and troop leaders helped to keep everything in order.
        The Scouts awoke (that was, if they feel asleep) bright and early the next morning to load the two charter buses and begin the journey to Fort A.P. Hill in Virginia. The buses were nice and included televisions and a vcr.
        Lunch was held at a rest stop somewhere in Wisconsin or Michigan. That evening the troops arrived in South Bend, Indiana. They spend the night at Christ The King Lutheran Church. The Scouts ate quite a few pizzas for supper that evening.
        The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, was the first stop of the cross-country tour of the northern quarter of the USA. It was a very interesting place. Unfortunately, we did not stay long enough to see everything in the museum.
        The troops stayed at the Graver Memorial YMCA in Roaring Spring, PA, the evening of Friday, July 20. The Scouts received a special treat when some members of the community served a chicken dinner with all the fixings. It was a great meal!
        Troop 1417 and 1418 arrived in Washington DC before lunch the following morning. The DC tour was about to begin....

Each Scout went through a shakedown of his gear as he arrived at the school in Ogilvie.

Several Scouts found time to play hacky-sack as other members of the troop arrived.

During the first night lock-in some Scouts took advantage of the VCR and television.

Nine Scouts and two adult leaders from Melrose Troop 68 attended the Jamboree.

After loading the bus Troop 1417 posed for a picture in front of their bus.

It was a nice charter bus, complete with a VCR to play the 15+ videos we brought along.

Some of the rest stops were pretty fancy, and very needed.

A Scout is reverent, as the Scouts demonstrate at lunch.

It may have been sandwiches and chips, but it tasted quite good.

Four Scouts took the opportunity to play cards before going to bed.

Each troop had its own bus. Troop 1417 was in the second, older vehicle.

The Rock and Roll Hall of fame was one of the strangest buildings we had ever seen.

The members of Melrose Troop 68 paused for a shot outside the Hall of Fame.

Three Cars were hanging from the ceiling in the lobby of the Hall of Fame. Why?

This was as far as we were allowed to take pictures inside the museum. 

The volunteers at Roaring Spring really knew how to treat the Scouts. The chicken dinner was fantastic. And they even did the dishes. Thanks!

Roaring Spring is known for having some of the cleanest water in the country.

Each morning our first assistant scoutmaster would open the "bank" so Scouts could receive some spending money for the day. No ATM cards allowed.

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