Boy Scout Troop 436 of Waterville spent the weekend of April 14 at Nobscot Scout Reservation in Sudbury, Massachusetts. Early Saturday morning, they headed to Lexington to hike the 10-mile Sons of Liberty Trail to the North Bridge in Concord.

Waterville Troop 436 stands with the Minuteman Statue in Concord. From left are Xandr Dunton, Elijah Benn, Tucker Waldie, Samuel Bernier, Joshua Knight, Micah Waldie, Tobias Crocker, Malahki Kornsey and Isaac Benn. Submitted photo

“Along the way we visited many stops including the capture site of Paul Revere and Merriam’s Corner. We had lunch while watching a reenactment of one of the skirmishes that occurred as the Minutemen chased the British back to Boston,” said Scout leader Bruce Reuger of Waterville, according to a news release from Chuck Mahaleris, district chairman for the Kennebec Valley District of Scouting.

Participating Scouts were Joshua Knight, Samuel Bernier, Malahki Kornsey, Tucker Waldie, Isaac Benn, Micah Waldie, Elijah Benn, Xander Dunton and Tobias Crocker. Leaders were Daniel Bernier, Shawn Benn, James Kornsey and Bruce Rueger. All live in Waterville, except for the Benn family who live in Westbrook.

Shawn Benn, an Eagle Scout from Troop 436, is active with his sons in the program.

The following morning the troop headed home to Waterville but stopped in Marblehead, Massachusetts, to hike the two-mile-long Spirit of ’76 Trail.

“Along the way we visited many historic buildings, the birthplace of the United States Navy, the home of the first commander of the U.S. Marines, Fort Sewell, where the USS Constitution was protected from British warships and one of the oldest cemeteries in the country. The hike began and ended at Abbot Hall where the famous painting ‘Spirit of 76’ is housed,” Rueger said.



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