Local Boy Scout Troop 10 took on Griffith Park on Saturday when they went on a hike with Councilman Tom LaBonge, CD4. The Troop, led by Scoutmaster Thomas Fenday, started at the Charlie Turner trail head and took a 3 mile, 2 hour hike and clean-up in the hills and forests above the observatory.
First stop – Berlin’s Forest, where the scouts did some trash sweeps as well as cultivating and watering the trees. Then they continued to Mt. Hollywood where the Councilman pointed out and described the various parts of the city from the San Fernando valley across Santa Monica, Westwood, Mid-Wilshire, and Downtown LA.
From there the group continued to Dante’s View where they did some more trash sweeps and cleaned-up the picnic areas and then circled back to the observatory.
Boy Scout Troop 10 has been a neighborhood institution for just over 100 years. With over 60 current members, mostly between the ages of 12-14, the troop includes 10 1/2 to 17 year olds from a variety of schools including St. Brendan, St. James, Loyola, Harvard Westlake, LACES, St. Monica’s, and Notre Dame.
Learning about the outdoors is just one aspect of scouting. Troop 10 is present in our community in a variety of ways – most notably through service projects like cleaning up Larchmont Boulevard after various events.