100 years of Scouting and still going strong

Published 2:30 pm Thursday, August 30, 2007

The Scouts Centennial Extravaganza splashed all over Jack Read Park on Saturday. There were several troops from the area.

The events set up included:

– Monkey bridge and Dutch oven desserts

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– Catapult built by Scouts

– Gateway built by Scouts

– Log tower built by Scouts

– Campsite set up by Scouts

– Fun jumper

– Outdoor skills demonstrations

– Exhibits

Boy Scouting is a program designed to help boys ages 11-17 achieve character, personal fitness and good citizenship which are the core objectives of Scouting. This is a year-round activity that will provide opportunities to develop character.

The Pine Burr Area Council has information on activities and the area troops. You can find this information on the world wide web at www.pineburrscouting.org.

Another focus of scouting is community service. “Often times these activities are designed to promote character building,” the website says. “America needs the service of its citizens more than ever… which is why BSA created Good Turn for America. It is a national call to service by the BSA to ensure adequate food and shelter and to develop good health habits in our nation.”