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Mason-Dixon Council holds fall Scout camporee at Greenbrier State Park

December 09, 2007

The Mason-Dixon Council conducted its annual fall camporee in early November at Greenbrier State Park. Approximately 275 Scouts and leaders from the Mason-Dixon Council attended the event.

Scouts participated in fire safety, traffic safety and worked on first aid merit badges. A demonstration of fire equipment was conducted by the Mt. Aetna Fire Department. Representatives from the Maryland DNR, Anne Arundel County Fire Department and the Washington County Sheriff's Department assisted with safety stations. The Scouts helped to winterized the park's camping area by setting up picnic tables and cleaning fire rings.

Several competitions were conducted and the results are as follows:

Campsite Inspection - Clean Camp Award:

Troop 5, Hagerstown - first place.

Troop 95, Greencastle, Pa. - second place.

Troop 20, Boonsboro - third place.

Creation of a Camp Gateway Contest:

Troop 97, Waynesboro, Pa. - first place.

Troop 95, Greencastle - second place.

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Troop 58, Downsville - third place.

Iron Chef Dutch Oven Cooking Contest:

Troop 20, Boonsboro - first place.

Troop 64, Maugansville - second place.

Troop 5, Hagerstown - third place.

A camporee-wide campfire was conducted with troops participating with songs, skits and cheers. On Sunday morning, a church service was conducted, followed by an awards ceremony. The fall camporee was hosted by Troop 20, Boonsboro, under the direction of Scoutmaster Sandy Bunker and Committee Member Wendy Dahlgreen.

The Mason-Dixon Council serves youths in Washington County and in Franklin and Fulton counties in Pennsylvania.

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