July 28, 2011
Basehor Boy Scout Troop 169 members recently hiked roughly 70 miles through the Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico. Pictured, from left, Andrez Umbenhower, Jefferson Storms, Colin Riley, Philmont Ranger Andrew Ryan (in red), Skylar Ross, Trevor Hickman and Alexander Coleman; back row from left, Matt Ross, Spencer Brown, Bill Brown, Jeff Storms and Ron Coleman.
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