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Troop 99 hosts Mason Dixon Council's Winter Camporee

February 23, 2006

Boy Scout Troop 99 of Greencastle, Pa., hosted the annual Mason Dixon Council's Winter Camporee. The event was Jan. 12-15, 2006, at the Frank Carbaugh Post 373 American Legion picnic grounds.

The theme was the North Woods '06, which included the following events: Tomahawk throw, two-man log sawing, primitive fire building, log stacking and a Klondike Derby sled race.

The following troops received recognition as top finishers:

Log Stacking, Troop 8; Log Push, Pull and Carry, Troop 99; Orienteering Course, Troop 99; Tomahawk Throwing, Troop 99; Two-man sawing, Troop 19; Klondike sled race, Troop 117; Measuring the Conococheague Creek, Troop 5; Log Chucking, Troop 99; Primitive Fire Building, Troop 95; Dutch Oven Cooking desserts "Taster's Choice" Scouts Class, Troop 97; Dutch Oven Cooking desserts "Taster's Choice" Adults only, Mark Bair, Troop 99.

Campfires were held Friday and Saturday nights, with movies shown Friday on a giant projection screen and a live rock concert Saturday.

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On Sunday morning, Father Carl Steffen conducted a Catholic Mass, and the Rev. Peter Dietz, chaplain at the Mercersburg Academy, led the Protestant service.

The camporee was chaired by Randall Ackerman, with the assistance of Jim Hall, Mark Bair, Guy Harbaugh, Steve Rodgers, Paul Oppliger, John Wertner, Gary Voight, Darrel Miller, Chris Hohl, Greg Miller, Duane Schroyer and Tom Horejs.

The following Troop 99 Eagle Scouts assisted in staffing program areas: Scott Ackerman, Dustin Timmons, Thomas Horejs, Mathew Horejs, Colin Wertner, Evan Strausner, Jason Durham, Mark Miller and Jeremy Timmons.

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