Peabody Cub Scout Pack 108 and Boy Scout Troop 108 started off the new scout year with a campout at Hillsboro Cove, Marion Reservoir on Sept. 8. with 17 attending.
Activities were fire starting with a flint and steel taught by Jim Truax, leather stamping taught by Scout Master Carol Smith, camping, fishing, playing football, bean bag toss, and ladder golf, cooking over the campfire, making s’mores and banana boats. The group also took on a service project and picked up trash in the area.
A ceremony was held Saturday evening to award the troop merit badges and badges of rank. The following boys received badges:
Nate Carino received the rank of Life Scout, the 50-miler patch, swimming, orienteering, backpacking, family life, scholarship, reading, canoeing, and cooking merit badges.
Christian Chastain received the 50-miler patch, swimming, orienteering, backpacking, family life, scholarship, reading, canoeing, and cooking merit badges.
Marcus Sanders received the family life merit badge.
Marcus Knight received the new scout badge, 50-miler patch, swimming, canoeing, backpacking, and family life badges.
Devon McGonigal received a Gold Palm for another five merit badges beyond Eagle Scout and the 50-miler for the second year.
Zach Stephey received the family life merit badge.
Wyatt Fistler earned the 50-miler patch for the second year.
Jayden Hutchison received the new scout badge, the 50-miler patch, swimming, cooking, family life and back packing merit badges. Jayden was unable to attend.
Scout leader, Joe Hutchison received the 50-miler patch.
An American Indian dance around the campfire concluded the evening. Lukas Spencer played the drum for the ceremony.
Sunday morning the scouts had a worship service in the shelter house led by Joe and Cubmaster Lindsey Hutchison. Tina Spencer led the singing. Siblings who attended were Sarah Spencer, Christopher Spencer, and Maddy Hutchison.