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Blanco Scout Troop 497 Busy During May
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 • Posted June 19, 2014

The scouts were honored to participate in the Flag ceremony in the Blanco Car Show on May 17th. We had 7 scouts there to present the colors, Joaquin led the troop through the ceremony while Grady, Wes, Morgan and Alex presented the colors. Pledge of Allegiance to the US flag and the Texas flag were both recited. We would like to thank the Car Show for the generous donation they gave our troop. The scouts had a great time looking at all car show entries and just hanging around by the river.

Monday May 19th we had a Court of Honor ceremony to celebrate the accomplishments of our scouts over the past 4 months. We had 5 boys advance in rank. Grady –Scout, Tyler – 2nd Class Scout, Mitchell – Star Scout, Morgan and Skylar – Life Scout. We also had scouts who earned a variety of merit badges.

May 23rd and 24th the Troop went to San Marcos to camp at Pecan Park campground on Friday night. They got up the next morning and went to TG Canoes and Kayaks for a 7-mile canoe excursion. It was a guided excursion that led the group down the San Marcos with a couple of portages where they had to lower the canoes with ropes. The scouts learned to canoe and better their communication skills during this adventure.

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