Your son's boyscout troop should split up.
I'd be very annoyed and disappointed to run into 12 boys and adult leaders. I assume that is 14 people or whatever the number is.
Far too large a group. Half that is still too large.
It has been 18 years since I've seen Boy Scouts hiking in Colorado. Maybe they go stealth without uniforms now. I'd be thrilled to see some scouts on the trail. I did run across a camp with a note in the fire pit that a Girl Scout group camped there. The area was spotless, they left a nice pile of firewood, and built a fire in the firepit that was just waiting for a match to light. I was pretty impressed.