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Scouts hold Mid-Atlantic Fellowship Camporee

July 20, 2009

CASCADE -- The Mason-Dixon Council hosted a Mid-Atlantic Fellowship Camporee at the old Fort Ritchie site.

The event was held May 1 to 3 with more than 240 Boy Scouts and leaders and two out-of-council troops in attendance.

Patrol Challenge events were set up throughout the camp, with scouts participating in a volleyball, kickball, wall climbing, archery shoot, sling shot shoot and surveying introduction.

The following were top finishers of the competitions:

Volleyball

First place -- Troop 108, Leitersburg; second place -- Troop 32, Mont Alto, Pa.; and third place -- Troop 2, Hagerstown

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Kickball

First place -- Troop 32, Mont Alto; second place -- Troop 287, Greencastle, Pa.; and third place -- Troop 10, Hagerstown

Scavenger Hunt

First place (tie) -- Troop 19, Waynesboro, Pa., and Troop 137, Hedgesville, W.Va, Shenandoah Council; and third place (tie), Troop 43, McConnellsburg, Pa., and Troop 97, Waynesboro

The Boys Scouts participated in a chili cookoff, which was for the youth only. The top finishers were:

First place -- "Badge Chili" created by Patrol 2, Troop 97, Waynesboro; second place -- "Name to be Announced Chili" created by Troop 22, Oakland, Md., from the Potomac Council; and third place -- "Wolverine Chili" created by Patrol 1, Troop 97, Waynesboro

The Boy Scout adult leaders participated in a dessert contest with all of the desserts being prepared in a dutch oven. The top finishers were: first place -- "Marshmallow Delight" created by Scott Horning, Troop 108, Leitersburg; second place -- "Kicked Up Money Bread" created by Sandy Bunker and Wendy Dahlgreen, Crew 05, Hagerstown; and third place -- "Apple Crisp" created by Andi Moats, Phil Moore and Mike Hanosek, Troop 31, Waynesboro

A Saturday evening camp-wide campfire was conducted with troops providing songs, cheers and skits. On Sunday morning, a religious service was held with a closing ceremony following.

The event was organized by Bob Avey with the assistance of the following:

Father Carl Steffen, Fred Shetter, Mike Medevich, Scott Smoot, Gene Bender, Monty Henry, Tom Lowson III, Jeff Simmers, Terry Zittle, Kyle Zittle, Bob Holsinger, Trish Holsinger, Doug Grove, Bob Banzhoff and the Maryland Society of Surveyors, Ben Henneberger, Doug Henneberger, Jerry Harness, Barbara Weaver, Jerry Cump, Fred Wright, Fred Young, Willing Young, Nate Bacon, Chris Motz and Venture Crew 95.

The Mason-Dixon Council serves Boy Scouts of America in Washington County, and Franklin and Fulton counties in Pennsylvania.

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