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ROTC Students Lend Guidance to Area Boy Scout ‘Camporee’


Boy Scouts raise the colors over their campsite Scouts take turn in the hatchet-throwing event ROTC cadets help Scouts hone their rescue skillsThis past weekend, members of Bucknell University’s Army ROTC program which includes a number of Penn College students worked with the Susquehanna Council Boy Scouts of America to stage its annual Klondike Camporee at Camp Karoondinha in Millmont. Cadet James Graves worked closely with Ted August, scoutmaster of Mifflinburg’s Troop 342, to plan and coordinate the event. The day consisted of 15 tasks in which Scouts could earn points and develop skills, including flintlock rifle shooting, cold-water rescue, an Iditarod-style sled pull, hatchet-throwing, an obstacle course, knot-tying, fur and animal identification, and basic marksmanship. Nine cadets and cadre members from the ROTC program helped run multiple stations during the event, using their military experience to assist and guide the Scouts. Photos by Garrett P. Patterson, an aviation maintenance technology major from Monroeville

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