Boy Scout Troop 25 and Venture Crew 201 recently attended the Oneida District Fall Camporee at Lincoln Caverns. On Saturday morning, the Scouts participated in a conservation project to eliminate some invasive species of plants and plant trees on the ground of the caverns. In the afternoon, the Scouts of Troop 25 and Crew 201 worked on Pioneering Merit Badge and advancement skills. They practiced knot tying, splicing rope, rope making, lashing, using wood tools and safety. The afternoon culminated with the construction of a 35 foot tall flagpole and hoisting the flag!
Other Scout units at the camporee participated in disk golf. Troop 25 organized a chapel service and invited the other units at the camporee. Troop 25 leaders were Scoutmaster Dale Somers and Assistant Scoutmasters Terry Gray, Mike Kemp and Chad Little. Tom McClain and Sabine Somers were leaders for the Venture Crew.
Other Scout units participating in the fall camporee were Troop 24, Troop 28, Troop 76 and Cub Scout Pack 225.
Troop 25 is chartered by the First United Methodist Church in Huntingdon. Venture Crew 201 is chartered by Standing Stone Royal Arch Chapter #201. Both are affiliated with Juniata Valley Council, Boy Scouts of America, a United Way agency.