Crossroads of America Scout Band
2016 Western Tour

Prairie Dogs, Bison, and Mammoths, Oh My!

Flexibility ruled the day. We left Wall, SD and traveled through Custer State Park to enjoy the animals. We saw bison, prairie dogs, antelope, burros, and mule deer. We then went down to Hot Springs, SD and saw the largest paleontological dig of mammoths in the country. This included seeing several complete or nearly complete skeletons. In the afternoon, we went to Rapid City and did a concert at the American Legion sponsored youth baseball game. The game was between two teams of 14 - 19 years old from two different posts.

How many prairie dogs do you spot? More prairie dogs Are they bison or buffalo?
There is another one... or two They are everywhere Some people got off the bus to get these pics
Burros blocking our path for some carrots Mooooooo! Excavating while we tour
How many mammoths can you fit in a sinkhole? The band learning the answer Around 60
The band learning more about the excavation Some band members trying out their new accommodations The band supervising the excavation
There were lots of cool bones Some of them were almost perfectly intact The band pumping up the crowd at the baseball game
Take me out to the ball game Trumpets doing their thing Go Stars, woooo!
Despite the wind, it was a beautiful day for a concert and a game