Troop 502 visits San Francisco
St. George’s Troop 502 recently celebrated distinctive historic trails in California by hiking 10 miles of the Presidio Historic National Park trails in San Francisco and discovering the past heritage of Spanish, Mexican and American historic military sites as well as the American Civil War.
Troop 502 commenced the tour by walking across the Golden Gate Bridge. They continued upward visiting historic landmarks such as Fort Point National Historic Site, observing the old cannons and original Spanish Presidio Fort, the West Coast World War II Memorial and the San Francisco National Veterans Cemetery.
On day two, the scouts visited Alcatraz.
Once across the bay, Scouts had an opportunity to observe the living conditions of the once occupied prison inmates, learned about the rules and regulations of being incarcerated and learned about famous prison legends and myths.
Troop 502 toured the World War II USS Pampanito submarine, where the scouts toured the facilities and learned about the existence of being aboard a battlefield sub.