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Student Organization Helps Cub Scouts Earn Badges

Reagan McCoy greets visitors Student Rob Aumiller offers a helping hand Brent Hey gets down to business - and helpfully down to a youngster's level Cub Scouts proudly display their craftsmanship PCCA Club members, from left, are Brandt Hey, Aaron DeMaio, Ben Clark, Rob Aumiller, President Brian West, Patricia Hintz, Brent Hey, Tom Whitehouse and Keith Vandergrift On Thursday night, the Penn College Construction Association hosted a hands-on activity for about a dozen Cub Scouts from Den 38 (St. Ann’s Roman Catholic Church). The Scouts, in the process of earning their Wolf patches, needed to complete a Building and Fixing requirement as part of that process. Each Scout constructed a bird house, which helped him gain a better understanding of the proper use of basic hand tools. Pack 38’s leader, Lori Rexroth, contacted the School of Construction and Design Technologies to request help with the requirement, and PCCA President Brian West organized the activity with the guidance of Barney Kahn (the club’s faculty adviser). Reagan McCoy, a first-class Boy Scout from Troop 46 in Lock Haven, welcomed the Scouts to campus by describing some of the experiences he has enjoyed in his troop, and encouraged them to continue to travel the Scouting trail into the Boy Scouts when eligible to do so. “Our students from the PCCA truly did a great job of working with each Scout, making the evening a fun and memorable learning experience,” said Steven K. McCoy, Reagan’s father and coordinator of matriculation and retention for the School of Construction and Design Technologies. At the conclusion of the evening, the boys were given a Penn College backpack with a logo T-shirt and nail apron to commemorate their visit, courtesy of the Admissions Office and the School of Construction and Design Technologies.
Photos by Steven K. McCoy