We had a great time in Kentucky! I learned a lot about Daniel Beard and his impact on the scouting movement at the time. We took the Daniel Beard 5 mile Riverwalk Trail which took us to his home. The trail takes you through two states (Ohio and Kentucky), three cities ( Cincinnati, Covington and Newport) and across three really cool bridges that cross two major rivers (Ohio River and Liking River). Our first bridge was the John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge. It was pretty cold on our visit and part of the Riverwalk was closed for construction, but it was still really interesting to see.
There were several scout statues on our hike. It was great to see how much scouting as influenced their community.
We also make a trip to the scout shop. They were super friendly and helpful. The shop is beautiful and has a lot of display about National Scout Bases and well as their local camps. Shout to my scout shop friends – I know you will be reading this. You guys rock!
We also made a stop at the Billy Goat’s Gruff. It is a small restaurant decorated in the theme of the story. Look for my pictures under the bridge! I loved the wallpaper in the restroom super cool. If you are looking for a hot bowl of soup and great tater tots, this is the place!! Who knew you could get tots as an appetizer!!
I earned my Insect Study Merit Badge in Kentucky. It was the first badge of the trip. Thanks Ms. Michelle for taking the time out of your crazy busy scouting schedule to help me out. I enjoyed finding the bugs much more than classifying them LOL. Thanks again for the swag. I will be putting the CSP on my blanket.