Island scouts scale New Hampshire mountain

The scouts gathered on the top ridge of Mount Monadnock in New Hampshire. — Photo courtesy of Jim Feiner

A group of Island scouts and parents traveled Saturday to Mount Monadnock in New Hampshire to scale the second most highly climbed mountain in the world, behind Mount Fuji in Japan.

Under overcast skies, more than 15 intrepidscouts, parents, and den leaders reached the peak. The group arrived on Friday for the Scouting group’s annualfall camping and hiking trip. In rain, the scouts used their skills to pitch tarps and tents, stay dry and warm and enjoy the evening, scout leader Jim Feiner said in an email to The Times.

“This year’s trip included a mix of cub scouts(grades 1- 5) and boy scouts who together worked as a team to make sure no scout was left behind,” Mr. Feiner said. “Hiking up the steep and rocky whitedot trail, the scouts worked as a team to help some people overcome challenges, such as a fear of heights. Though the summit was shrouded in fog, what was clear is that all the boys were winners and felt a huge sense of pride and accomplishment because they overcame it all to get to the top. If your child would be interested in joining scouting please contact the membership coordinator at”