Troop 5 Pioneer and Orientation Camp – SWARK today

Pictured: left to right. Dr. Lester Sitzes, Scoutmaster Karen Smith, Betty
Wright, Hunter Mathis, Riley Golden, Makenzi Golden, Robert Wright, Baker
Alexander, Emma Wright, Donnie Golden, D’Aunna Golden, Harper McMahan, Drake
Mathis, Ed Flagg, Kody O’Brien, Jay Johnson, Sydney Smith.

Not pictured: Dustin Golden, Jonathan and Heather Smith and Jerrilynn
Golden. There were many family guests who visited over the weekend.

Lester Sitzes

Troop 5 had a learning and fun camp at Dr.
Lester Sitz. Scouts earned the Orienteering Merit Badge (Compass Skills)
taught by Robert Wright and Hunter Mathis. Pioneering Features of the Merit Badge
knot and whip, use ropes to tie poles together to make
something useful. The Pioneer Merit Badge was taught by Ed Flagg with several
assistants including Hunter Mathis, Dustin Golden, Jonathan Smith, Donnie
Golden and Dr. Sitzes. Building the tower was the test of their skills.

Scouts also fished and played games. Scoutmaster Karen Smith cooked
Friday dinner fajitas and Donnie Golden Tyson smoked chicken and pork
long for Saturday. Saturday night was capped off with the boy scout shootout
fireworks off the lake’s floating dock.

Dino J. Dotson