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Boy Scouts receive stewardship award for helping at Antietam commemoration events

September 17, 2012

SHARPSBURG — Approximately 650 Boy Scouts attended the 150th commemoration events for the Battle of Antietam at Antietam National Battlefield during the past few days, said Tade Sullivan, the Mason-Dixon Council of Boy Scouts of America’s district executive for Washington County.

The boys helped direct parking, passed out water, helped with flag ceremonies, handed out programs and patrolled trails to assist anyone in need, Sullivan said.

The National Park Service gave each scout a resource ranger stewardship award, which is a badge, Sullivan said.

About 400 of the Scouts were from the local council, which includes Washington County, and Franklin and Fulton counties in Pennsylvania, Sullivan said.

The Scouts camped at Antietam Meadows Farm along Mondell Road for three nights, he said.

Their march from the camp site to the ceremony’s stage was recorded by C-SPAN, Sullivan said.

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