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Scouts make trip to see Yorktown

November 02, 2005

SMITHSBURG - Troop 14 from Smithsburg traveled to Charleston, S.C., in August, camping on the USS Yorktown.

On Saturday, Aug. 13, the Scouts traveled by boat to visit Fort Sumter to learn about the start of the Civil War. They also worked on their oceanography and aviation merit badges.

The Scouts toured the ship, viewing many of the displays depicting life during World War II. Displays included the flight deck, which showed many of the new airplanes, fighters, tomcats, and others.

The Scouts learned about the history of the USS Yorktown and other ships. They also toured a U.S. Coast Guard destroyer and a World War II submarine. They also had an opportunity to check out a flight simulator.

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The Scouts also participated in a shipwide scavenger hunt, touring the ship and museums to learn more about the history of the ship. Troop 14 won the contest and received a picture of the USS Yorktown.

On Sunday, Aug. 14, the troop attended the chapel service conducted by the Navy chaplain.

Troop 14 is sponsored by the Smithsburg Lions Club.

Making the trip to the USS Yorktown were, Tyler Craig, John Anderson and Jesse Thompson; Steven Myers, Adam Shaw, Nick Lachapelle, Christian Rejonis and Andy Young; Calvin Shaw, leader; Jeff Weaver; scoutmaster; Steve Myers, leader; and Tim Young, leader.

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