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Scout Troop 5 At Camp Preston Hunt

By Staff, 03/9/21 8:03 AM

Scout Troop 5 of Hope stayed 2 nights at Camp Preston Hunt east of Texarkana on Valentine’s weekend.  The Scouts did the precision digging of holes for e new flag poles for the Camp Parade Ground Gilwell.  The flagpoles are arranged in a perfect triangle.

The Holes were exactly the same depth with identical diameters of concrete.  1200 pounds of concrete was mixed and used by the Scouts.

The flagpoles were assembled, rigged, and ready to set after the bases were properly cured.

That Saturday the temperature never got out of the 20’s.  The Scouts persevered and had the project done by late afternoon.

Ed Flagg designed and engineered the project.  Donnie Golden, Robert Wright, Jay Johnson, and Camp Ranger Gus Kisselburg provided the adult work and supervision.   All Troop 5 Scouts participated .  Girls were carrying 80 pound bags of concrete.

A Baggo tournament was held indoors with Scout Baggo Boards made by Jack Easterling (Razorback Jack),  The undefeated winners were brother Hunter and Drake Mathis.

Donnie Golden and Scoutmaster Karen Smith worked with the scouts to provide meals for the weekend.   Hamburgers, pancakes, bacon, smoked chicken, beef ribs, pork ribs, polish sausage, baked beans, corn on the cob, rolls, scrambled eggs, hash browns, and sausage were enjoyed by the troop.  Desserts included blackberry cobbler, ice cream, and two birthday cakes for Scout mother Betty Wright.  Thanks to Tyson for donating the chicken!

Scout Troop 5 is sponsored by Hope’s First United Methodist Church Century Bible Class.