Crossroads of America Scout Band
2016 Western Tour

Devils Tower, Crazy Horse, Jewel Cave, Medicine Mountian Scout Camp, and Mount Rushmore

Our very busy day started by visiting a new state. We went to Devils Tower in Wyoming. There were a few people who made it all the way around the base of the tower in the short time we spent there. Next came the Crazy Horse Memorial to see the world’s largest sculpture and learn a little about Crazy Horse, the monument’s ongoing construction, and visit the Native American Educational and Culture Center. Our next adventure took us to Jewel Cave National Monument. We split into two groups, one group went on the Scenic Tour, and most of the Scouts opted for the more strenuous Historic Lantern Tour. Our fourth stop of the day took us to the Medicine Mountain Scout Camp where we were able to visit with an old friend, Tim Bouchard, who used to work in our Council. Concert number five was enjoyed by the Scouts in this beautiful mountain camp. We still had one more stop before our day was done. We made it to Mount Rushmore just as the sculpture was being lit for the evening.

Doug on a Horse Scouts walking around Devils Tower Hiking Devils Tower
Devils Tower Trading Post Devils Tower Devils Tower
Devils Tower Devils Tower Crazy Horse
Crazy Horse Crazy Horse Bison
Josh in Jewel Cave Found Bacon in Jewel Cave Some of the band getting ready to go into Jewel Cave
We got to use lanters as our light source The beginning of the stairs Nathan preparing for the dark
Nice view on the way to the entrance Entrance to the cave Getting ready to descend
Our only light source Will with his lantern Lots of narrow stairs
Chad admiring the rocks Learning about the history of the cave It was not actully as dark as these images make it appear
We made it out! O no, more stairs! Doug and his aliens
Getting Ready to Play at Medicine Mountain Scout Camp TWA (Trumpets with Attitude) Doug directing some aliens
A gorgeous day for a concert The crowd picking out their seats Drummers having fun
The band rocking out in the mountains of South Dakota The Scouts loved the music Janet directing the band
Mount Rushmore all lit up