In 1987, seven Eagle Scouts and two fathers traveled to Ely, MN for 10 days of canoeing and camping in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and the Quetico Provincial park of Ontario. Six months after the trip concluded, one of the fathers died in the crash of an Army helicpoter.
The friends graduated from high school and set off on their lives and careers.
In August of 2007, exactly 20 years after their first trip, all but one of the boys and the remaining father returned to the northwoods to re-live their most memorable adventure and to pay tribute to the father who was tragically killed while serving his country.
One of the original group of boys was unable to attend. He was replaced by two of the sons of the man killed. These two were unable to go on the original trip because they were too young to participate in the original trip. In all, four brothers, whose father died prematurely, were able to retrace the path of a now legendary trip and reminisce about their father and the lessons they learned from him.