This past week, I was called by the organizers of the event. They were notified that National Park Service has a cap of 5000 participants and the event is highly over-subscribed with new registrations still coming in!
Our troop didn’t make the cut and our resevation is cancelled — our money will be refunded.
While we are disappointed, we understand that as hosts of the event, NPS needs to do what they feel is right and safe from a risk management standpoint. A scout is cheerful, especially when confronting disapointing news.
We will still take the weekend to camp and have a great troop outing, and next year, we’ll put in our reservation a LOT earlier!