Category: Member News

Matt Mertes Memorial Trail

Seth Eshelman, a 2002 graduate of Montoursville Area High School, worked with fellow scouts to blaze and construct a two-mile hiking trail on Blessing Mountain, west of Wallis Run in Gamble Township.

In the ‘Zone’

Working frightfully hard, Rachel Kleese of Montoursville prepares scenery for Boy Scout Troop 172’s “Twilight Zone” set – one of the scary attractions to be featured in the annual Haunted Hayride to be held tonight through Saturday along Mill Street in the borough. Kleese…

Troop 172 Loses a Brother, Son, Friend

Matthew R. Mertes, 16, of Cogan Station, died Wednesday, October 17, 2001, at Williamsport Hospital. Born in Williamsport on January 1, 1985, he was a son of Charles J. I and Christine M. McQuillen Mertes.

Memorial Being Planned For Tragedy of Yesteryear

“The GPS says we keep going, ” yells Boy Scout Bryan Makos, his voice crackling over walkie-talkies in two vehicles behind.
     In less than two hours last weekend, members of Boy Scout troops and staffers from Ghost Wings Magazine, using  today’s satellite technology, found what 200-plus military men and civilian searchers could not locate using the best available technology in 1946.