Troop 53 had its March campout at Graham’s from March 11 to 13. Second-year Scouts completed Youth Leadership Training and the other Scouts played capture the flag. On Saturday evening, 10 boys and one leader were selected for the Order of the Arrow. Those elected are Ethan Kallenberger, Brett Carey, Andrei Eliott, Patrick Shields, Matt Meseke, Gabe Mullen, Natty Hoopes, Gabe Magee, Spencer Conard, Tyler MacMurray and leader Jim Kallenburger.
In honor of Girl Scout Month and the advent of spring, members of Mariner Senior/Ambassador Girl Scout Troop 7660 and Cadette Troops 7710 and 7507 held an outdoor skills day and cookout March 27 at Hidden Valley Camp. Girls learned lashing and knot skills as well as fire-building, cooking and safety skills. The menu included Stone Soup. Each person brought vegetables of their choice and biscuits on a stick, otherwise known as “doughboys.” Girls attending from Troop 7660 were Carolyn Brown and Emily Moreland; from Troop 7710 were Danielle McEathron and Marie Boncella; and from Troop 7507 were E’lease Stafford, Nizhoni Echols, Nefartari Shepard and Nefertiti Shepard. Adults assisting were Ellyn Owen, Lucy McAllister, Lynne Bodle, Jean Martin, Jackie Holladay, Jill Baringer, Aretha Gomiller and Julie McEathron.