2014-07-09 / Opinion

Troop 366 scouts enjoy week-long camping trip

By Micah McCartney
Editor

Boy Scouts from Troop No. 366 in Bullard recently returned from a week of camping at Clements Scout Ranch’s Camp Trevor Rees Jones, near Athens.

A total of 23 boy scouts, ranging from sixth to 11th grades, spent a week in the cool, rainy weather. The scouts worked on several boy scouts activities, such as climbing, rifle and shotgun shooting, archery, and fishing. Scouts also participated in many camp activities such as swimming, basketry, leatherworking, and canoeing. Scouts earned Merit Badges for their work showing that they have mastered a skill.

Seven scouts from Troop No. 366 were named candidates for the Order of the Arrow, the National Honor society of camping. Scouts Trey Cotter, Landon Langston, Xavier Hunter, Garrett Watkins, Caden Kutash, Jackson Roberts and James Shipp were elected by peers to participate in the Order of the Arrow Ordeal, held later this summer, to gain membership in the society.


PHOTOS COURTESY MARK MAPLE PHOTOS COURTESY MARK MAPLE “I appreciate our sponsors, including Ben Wilson, Nancy Campbell, Claude Wise and Peter Kuczkowski for going to the camp and investing in our youth,” said Anthony Baker, the troop’s lead adult. “I think we had as much fun as the scouts did, but it’s good to see the kids in the outdoors, enjoying God’s beautiful creation.”

This year’s camp was the first summer camp experience for new scouts Bradley Brazel, Jordan Christopher, and Zachary West.

“I had a lot of fun at camp,” said Christopher. “I am really looking forward to going back to camp next year.”



Scouts from Troop 366 enjoyed activities such as shooting, archery and fishing at a week-long camping excursion. Scouts from Troop 366 enjoyed activities such as shooting, archery and fishing at a week-long camping excursion.

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