Arlington UMC scouts experience wilderness camping, hiking, canoeing, fishing at 'Northern Tier'


Levi O’Neill enjoys fishing on wilderness trip. (Photo by Andrew Jerden)

Scouts from Boy Scout Troop 452, chartered by Arlington United Methodist Church (UMC) in Arlington, Tennessee, took a “high adventure trip” this month to Northern Tier in the Great North Woods of northern Minnesota and Canada.
Northern Tier offers Boy Scout troops “incredible canoe journeys and wilderness camping,” according to Teresa Pinkston-Rector, religious and service hours coordinator/chartered organization rep for Scouting Ministries at Arlington UMC.
Participants from Arlington UMC included, Life Scout Candidate Levi O’Neill; Eagle Scout Tanner Prater; Scouts Carson Jones and Andrew Jerden; and Adult Leaders Will Jerden, Robert Prater and Patrick Jones.
Northern Tier trips range in length from six to 14 days and usually include between 50 and 150 miles of wilderness hiking for scouts and leaders, said Pinkston-Rector. 
Fishing was one activity the Arlington scouts enjoyed during downtime from hiking and canoeing.