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More than 200 Scouts attend Mason-Dixon Council spring camporee

June 22, 2008

The Mason-Dixon Council conducted a spring camporee at the Stanley Farm in Needmore, Pa.

The event was held May 2 to 4 with more than 200 Boy Scouts and leaders in attendance.

Scout skill stations were set up throughout the farm, with scouts participating in an orienteering station, lashings and teamwork skills in building a giant walker, canoeing and sporting events.

The top finishers in the skills competition were:

· First place - Troop 108, Leitersburg

· Second place - Troop 287, Greencastle, Pa.

The camporee was dedicated to the memory of Jim Mortzfeldt, who passed away in February. A memorial plaque was presented to Mrs. Mortzfeldt.

On Saturday evening, the Order of the Arrow conducted a campwide campfire with troops providing song, cheers and skits.

On Sunday morning, a religious service was held with a closing ceremony following.

The event was chaired by Washington County District Commissioner Fred Nugent with the assistance of the following: Gary Hazard, Jay Nase, Ralph Young, Dwayne Lumsford, Jeff Weaver, Roland Sorensen, Mike Kelly, Dave Hard, John Danko, Ritchie Holsinger, Rob Storer, Melvin Clever, Mark Bair and members of the Order of the Arrow.

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

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