The Richmond District held its Spring Camporee for scouts this weekend.
The Samuel Jackson Point located on Blewett Falls Lake came alive this weekend with nearly 130 Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Scout Leaders, as well as countless parents and siblings who attended the three-day, two-night event. The Rain Gutter Regatta and field games for the Cubs, camp site preparation and cooking and fishing for the Boy Scouts were some of the activities that kept the boys busy. Fun, food, fellowship and laughter filled the campground. A total of four packs and three troops were in attendance.
Saturday night scouts and parents were treated to special campfire ceremony including a Webelos crossover. Assistant Scout Master Eric Snips conducted the service, which celebrated five young men as they continued their scouting careers and progressed from being Cub Scouts into becoming Boy Scouts.
Scout Master Gilbert Arenas and Troop 90 performed a heartfelt service to retire several distressed U.S. Flags. There was also music, skits and special presentations. Mark Sanford, camping chairman and Greg Shelly, assistant district commissioner planned and coordinated the weekend.
Scouting is $1.25 per month. There are many scouting packs and troops throughout Richmond County. If your son wishes to become a scout, call Chris Watkins, district executive with BSA at 910-220-1298 for more information.