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Scouts Looking Forward to Camp

By Staff | Jun 1, 2016

Photo by Bruce Crawford Kevin Yeager assists Cub Scout Alex Yeager with the proper stance and way to hold a bow.

Thanks to some very generous community partners, the Mountaineer District Cub Scout Day Camp will be bigger and better than ever this year.

The camp, themed “Scouting Down on the Farm” will be held June 15-18 at Wetzel County’s 4-H Camp. The following Cub Packs will be attending from Monroe County, Ohio and Wetzel, Tyler, and Marshall Counties in West Virginia: Packs 86, 82, 79, 17, 175, 128, and 102. This adds up to a whopping 87 scouts, advised and supervised by 40 leaders attending.

New this year is the location of the camp, as the Wetzel County Commission has graciously given the scouts use of the 4-H grounds for the duration of the camp.

The scouts will need this extra room as well, thanks to a donation by the National Rife Association. The scouts will be able to hone in on their shooting skills this year with a whole new archery range, given by the NRA.

However, the camp is not all about shooting, as there will be plenty of other opportunities for fun and learning. Cub scouts also learn such things as cooking over camp fires and with Dutch ovens, hiking and learning about our environment, staying physically fit, and helping others through various service projects, etc. Other events including fishing, arts and crafts, cooking, games, a STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) program, songs and skits, live animals, and family camping.

Photo by Bruce Crawford Shown, front, from left, are Jaydin Lynch, Coleton Yoho, Ethyn Lynch, Tyler Greathouse, Andrew Yeager, and Alex Yeager. In back are Kevin Yeager, Sally Conklin, and Chad Lynch.

This year’s massive amount of campers, and variety of activities, would not be possible however if it were not for the generous outreach of the following companies: Murray Energy, A and A Oil Supply Inc., Pro-Site Business Solutions, Wal-Mart Community Foundation, Dominion Foundation, Sprouse, and Jacksonburg Pitstop. These donations have added up to $2,900 which also helps to covers the cost of camp attendance.

The Mountaineer District Cub Scout Day Camp is sponsored by the Ohio River Valley Council, Wheeling, W.Va. Staff advisor is Sally Conklin and camp director is Nathan Kinter. Those who wish to sign their sons up to join scouts, and come to camp, are encouraged to contact Sally Conklin at 304-771-5064. Scouts must be at least entering the first grade, but no older than 11-years-old.

Kevin Yeager and Ethyn Lynch try out some of the new equipment donated by the NRA.