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Boy Scout Troop 347 attends week-long camp, training
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Boy Scout Troop 347 recently attended a week-long camp at Boxwell Scout Reservation. Shown here, front row from left, are Nate Sherwood, Tyree Cripps, Walt Stock and James Mathis. Back row from left are Jim Sherwood, Will Sherwood and Will Stephens.
Smithville Boy Scout Troop 347, sponsored by the Smithville Rotary Club and First United Methodist Church Smithville, spent July 8 - 13 at Boxwell Scout Reservation, Camp Craig, near Gallatin. Scouts attending and courses taken included: Tyree Cripps: Environmental Science* (* denotes Eagle required merit badge ), Photography, Space Exploration, Leatherworking, and Woodcarving; James Mathis: Indian Lore, Personal Fitness*, Chess, and Rifle Shoot; Jim Sherwood: Personal Fitness*, Chess, Rifle Shoot; winner of the “Chess Master” Award, first place in the camp-wide chess tournament; Nate Sherwood: Indian Lore, Fish & Wildlife Management, Chess, and Rifle Shoot; Will Stephens: Geology, Fish & Wildlife Management, First Aid*, Space Exploration, Leatherworking, and Woodcarving. There are a few outstanding requirements for some boys and some badges, such as Personal Fitness requires documenting three months of exercise and the improvements and First Aid requires the scout put together a first aid kit for their home.Adult Leadership during camp included Jen Sherwood, Will Sherwood and Walt Stock.Boys 11 years of age and up are welcome and encouraged to join Troop 347.