by Jaiden Six
Troop 819 Scribe
Troop 819 has been very active in April and May. On the weekend of April 19, ten scouts and three adult leaders hiked 10 miles on the Appalachian Trail, from Bearfence Mountain to Route 33. A good time was had by all and many valuable “hiking lessons” were learned by the scouts. On May 5, Damon Honn received his Eagle Scout rank at a Court of Honor in Chester, attended by many scouts, scout leaders, family and friends. Honn is the second scout from Troop 819 to earn his Eagle this year. The first was Berkeley Galston, who earned his in February, 2013.
On May 9, 13 scouts and three adult leaders assisted the Chester Rotary with trash removal at Grillin’ on the Green. Scouts collected all trash and transported it to the dumpster for removal. This was an excellent opportunity to provide community service and earn funds to help with future activities. The troop will attend Scout Camp at Camp Shenandoah the week of June 16-22. They currently have 16 scouts and 3 leaders scheduled to attend. A multitude of activities are scheduled which will allow the scouts to earn merit badges needed to attain Eagle rank. Troop 819 would like to formally thank St. Johns Episcopal Church, and its members, for their continued support.