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Members of Boy Scout Troop 280’s High Adventure Scouts, based in Flower Mound, had a fun filled adventure over spring break. 

From March 13 to 20, eight boys and seven adults journeyed to and camped at Monahans Sand Hills State Park in West Texas where they “surf the dunes”. 

They then moved on to the Davis Mountains where they again camped and hiked to historic Fort Davis and toured the Davis Observatory. 

Next they moved their camp to Guadalupe Mountains National Park, where they took a day trip to Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico and took in the sites with two self-guided and one guided tour of the world famous caverns. 

The next day, they started before dawn to conquer Guadalupe Peak, the highest point in Texas.  The boys and adults made very good time in scaling the over 3,500 vertical climb in two hours and thirty five minutes. 

The boys returned to Monahans Sand Hills State Park late that afternoon as their overnight camp en route home to Flower Mound.

Throughout this fun-filled trip the boys and adults experienced every sort of weather that Texas can serve up in the springtime. They had snow, sleet, rain, sunshine, cool breezes, harsh winds and a driving sand storm.  It was a trip not to be forgotten.

Boy Scout Troop 280 meets every Thursday evening from 7:15pm until 9:00pm at Trietsch Memorial United Methodist Church, 6101 Morriss Road in Flower Mound.  The troop is open to all boys under 18 years old, but who are at least 10 years old and have completed the fifth grade.  Troop 280 is part of Topsanah District in the Longhorn Council of the Boy Scouts of America.  They are sponsored by the Highland Village Lions Club.  Troop 280 has a camping event every month.  For more information, check out their website at www.troop280.com.

Pictured above: John Crowell, Kieran Robarge, Austin McKiel, Kevin Lassberg, Robert Kohler, Warren Martin, Jeremy Brooks, and Jubei DelRosaviroVinales on top of Guadalupe Peak, the highest point in Texas at 8,751 feet about sea level. 

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