Germany - 2014
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After nearly a full year of planning we took 18 scouts and 11 adults to Europe! The trip took 10 days to execute, leaving Sunday, August 24th and returning late on Tuesday, September 2nd. 

In our travels, we visited 6 countries: Iceland, Germany, Austria, Italy, Liechtenstein, and Switzerland.  We toured famous castles, traveled to Hitler's Eagle's Nest, and DachauFantastic food was everywhere, including the famous Hofbrauhaus in Munich.  The boys had to learn German before going on the trip, and participate in all of the fundraising activities. 

We took thousands of photos, and hours of movies, only a subset of which managed to make it onto these pages.  Nearly everybody provided their own personal thoughts about the trip, and one even shared his daily journal with us.

In addition to visiting amazing cities like Zurich, Salzburg, Innsbruck and Mittenwald, we also stayed true to our scouting spirit by bunking it out at Keans Lodge, where we could spread out tents in full view of Der Zugspitze, the highest mountain in Germany

We cooked our own food when possible, and livened things up by having a ping pong match with our bus driver and new friend, Flo.

Our travels took us through countless churches (a scout is reverent), a BMW museum (as if the fancy cars on the streets weren't enough), and even to where the world famous Oktoberfest is held every year. There was a lot of silliness and camaraderie, a lot of smiles, and even a couple of frowns, all of which we've shared here.  It was exhausting, but worth it in every way you can measure it.

We learned a lot of lessons along the way, and have many people and companies to thank.  We made a few things to help us remember the trip, and celebrated our safe return with a full documentary movie.

Would we do it all again? 
Absolutely!

 

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