Winter Camporee
2/16/2003: At the winter camporee we participated in the annual Matt Mertes Memorial Sled Race. Troop 172 took home the trophy for the second year in a row. 

Matt's Trail Cleanup
7/12/2003 - 7/13/2003: In 2003, Troop 172 took over the maintenance on the trail named after Matt Mertes who passed away in 2001. Now the Matt Mertes Memorial Trail, it holds a very special value on all of us. To start our work we first placed a sign at the foot of the trail in honor of Matt. We then cleared the trail to the top of the mountain where we camped overnight.