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Education Briefs: Breckenridge Boy Scout troop featured in Boys’ Life magazine

Alli Langley
alangley@summitdaily.com

For a Breckenridge troop of Boy Scouts, a backcountry skiing and hut trip last March came with another reward besides camaraderie, exercise and fresh air: national publicity.

The boys of Troop 187 were featured in the January edition of Boys' Life, the official magazine of the Boy Scouts of America.

Conor Craig, now 15, is pictured on the cover downhill skiing, and the inside feature captures another dozen photos of the group's adventure as they skied to and around the Sangree M. Froelicher Hut about 10 miles north of Leadville.

Several of the 14-year-old boys interviewed for the magazine talked about how they help guide their younger troop members through the challenging experience, and the article featured a brief history of the 10th Mountain Division Hut Association and a sidebar about avoiding avalanche danger in the backcountry.

The troop's members all carry avalanche gear and use their training to evaluate the safety of routes, the article said, describing a change of plans made one day because of high avalanche risk.

Photos from the trip can be viewed at boyslife.org.

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