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Troop 5 Attends Scouting Skills Campout

Troop 5, of Hope, went to the Sitzes Farm at Shover Springs in October to work on their Scout skills and have some fun shooting skeet, fishing and hiking. Donnie Golden brought his smoker and the Scouts had brisket, chicken legquarters, ribs, baked beans, peach cobbler, fried deer steak, gravy, corn on the cob, potatoes, breakfast burritos, homemade donuts, bacon and eggs.

The Scouts had a great time fishing, exploring the farm, shooting skeet, and
a compass instruction course and compass competition that was over a half
mile long. The Scouts were divided into two teams and one barely beat the
other.  The Scouts also did the ax safety course called Paul Bunyan Axman
and completed their local plants and animals requirements.

Tyson Foods donated the chicken, Dr. Donald Sitzes and Ronnie Smith provided the fried deer steak and gravy. Jay Johnson brought the beans and the cobbler.

Attending were:  Senior Patrol Leaders Hunter Mathis and Joshua Henley,
Sterling Sawyer, Kaliah Purifoy, Aunna McCants, Mackenzie Golden, Riley
Golden, Mary Martinez, Jacia Hicks, Baker Alexander, Emma Wright, Jeremiah Ford, Senior Scout Drake Hargis, Jonathan Parker.

Adult Leaders and guests: Scoutmasters Karen Smith, Donnie Golden, Jerrilynn Golden, Ed Flagg, Lester Sitzes, Jay Johnson, Tina Kisselburg, Ken Shafer, Donald Sitzes, Scott McCorkle. Other leaders and guests are Robert Wright, Betty Wright, Ronnie Smith, Shane Anderson, Andrew and Elyse Golden, Dustin McCorkle, Marilyn and Will Sitzes, Jaci Johnson, Lauri and Drake Mathis, and Chris and Roy Golden.

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

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