Cokes Chapel Scouts excel at annual event

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Sporting some war paint at the Coweta Camporee are, from left, front, Noah Neundorfer, Dalton Thomas; back, Owen Collins, Cormac McCarthy, Brody Scarlet, Joshua Warren, Cameron Tvrdik, Will Harper.

Scouts from Cokes Chapel United Methodist Church won honors for their participation in the annual Coweta District Boy Scout Camporee.

From April 12-14 the Camporee offered a weekend of fellowship, skill competition and learning. The theme was Indian Lore.

With some fun mixed in and with some hard work more than 150 Scouts learned about the native Americans who lived in this region in the United States before European settlement.

Troops from all over Coweta County had spent time during the previous two months to learn about a specific tribe. Scouts arrived at the Camporee able to share with the other tribes – other Scout troops – regarding their customs, culture, food, games and hunting skills.

Even parts of some of the Indian languages were shared.

Troops competed in games, fire building, cooking skills, songs and spirit. When the weekend was done, Scouts went away with a better understanding of the American Indian way of life and how these skills helped many settlers and hunters to better understand topics that are important today – including conservation, ecology and the environment.

Many of the Scouts at the gathering earned their Indian Lore merit badge.

During the weekend Scouts competed for the coveted Best Overall Troop trophy. When the scores were totaled, Troop 2193 of Cokes Chapel in Sharpsburg was selected. This was Troop 2193’s second camporee in a row to show to win the award.




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