Lo­cal Scouts at­tend Sum­mer Camp

Calhoun Times - - GORDONLIFE -

of the Boy Scout Law by tak­ing it upon him­self to ask in­struc­tors and coun­selors to keep a watch­ful eye on the Scout with CF, who hap­pened to be a mem­ber of his troop.

The Scouts came to camp with a ‘can-do’ at­ti­tude. Caleb McFar­land and Caleb Pack started the week by lash­ing a ‘TROOP 22 – Cal­houn, GA’ wooden panel (made by Caleb McFar­land) to the sup­ports of the bridge to the troop camp­ing area. Jeremy Crump earned an award as ‘Most Stal­wart Camper’ for com­ing back to camp af­ter hav­ing had to leave the first day due to an ill­ness – he not only came back in the mid­dle of the week, but, with the help of coun­selors by keep­ing the pool open af­ter nor­mal hours, was able to com­plete his Swim­ming merit badge re­quire­ments. All the Scouts par­tic­i­pated in the daily duty ros­ters, each help­ing serve meals and clean the mess hall in ro­ta­tion through­out the week. Their lead­ers were also very in­volved through­out the week. Jeff Ross, Garry Pack and Alan McDougle helped the Scouts with their sched­ul­ing, kept records of their achieve­ments and as­sisted them with their var­i­ous even­ing pro­grams. Other lead­ers, such as Wil­liam Bur­nette who came out to have din­ner with the troop Tues­day even­ing, and Al­lan Gil­reath and Gale Tran­tham who came Fri­day even­ing for the clos­ing cer­e­monies, also showed their sup­port.

The week con­cluded with a pot-luck din­ner at their camp­site, where their fam­i­lies could come to­gether and then pro­ceed to the Coun­cil Ring for an even­ing of awards and entertainment. Joziah Free­man won Best Shot­gun Shot, Caleb McFar­land won Best Ri­fle Shot, Leader Jeff Ross was rec­og­nized for help­ing with camp main­te­nance by bush-hog­ging var­i­ous camp ar­eas dur­ing his free time were among other awards pre­sented, such as Troop 22 be­ing rec­og­nized as an ‘Honor Troop.’ The awards were fol­lowed by hu­mor­ous skits per­formed by each troop at­tend­ing.

All-in-all, it was a great week of learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ences, fun ac­tiv­i­ties and re­ward­ing events for all con­cerned. Boy Scout Troop 22 is spon­sored by Cal­houn First United Methodist Church.

CON­TRIB­UTED PHOTO

Troop 22 on the bridge to their camp­site just be­fore clos­ing cer­e­monies. Not pic­tured, Hay­den Bulling­ton.

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