Boy Scout Troop
is on the move
Photo by Jennifer Boyd
Pictured left to right are Luke Prince, Tate Bacca, Wilson Sarvis and Reese Bonnett, all from Boy Scout Troop 822 of Mt. Vernon in Loris.
By Jennifer Boyd
For years, Mt. Vernon Boy Scout Troop 822, has been an active group in the community. Several young men have been awarded the Eagle Scout in the past from this particular troop, which proves they are determined to not only succeed but to become productive members of society. Each young man learns life long lessons and skills that will carry them throughout their adult lives.
On Saturday, Feb. 11, Luke Prince, Tate Bacca, Wilson Sarvis and Reese Bonnet packed their backpacks for their journey of walking 25 miles on behalf of their troop.
This walk was an event each decided to take together as a team.
Their walk began at 9 a.m. and by the time 12:30 p.m. rolled around, they had walked 12 miles to Mt. Vernon Grocery Store.
After a brief break, their walk continued throughout the day until a total of 25 miles had been walked, which was a great accomplishment for the four teenagers.
The young men are proud to be boy scouts. Each has been involved with the troop for over six years, except for Bonnet who has been in the troop for five years. They each recognize the importance of being a boy scout, which means completing any task at hand.
They are led by Scoutmaster Brian Campbell, who is also a resident of the Loris area. His guidance, expertise and knowledge of the boy scout program has been an added bonus for the boys. Prince said, “He is a great leader and we each respect him and his authority.”
Each patch the young men earn is a proud example of the physical and mental abilities of each of them. Many of these patches and merit badges are earned after accomplishing obstacles and goals set by the organization, scoutmaster and themselves.
This organization is the oldest and most prominent value-based youth development organization in the world. They believe helping youth is the key to building a more conscientious, responsible and productive society.
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