The Warren Tribune
TKOOl By NO. 1, ClfAXDI.EUS VALLEY. NEIL IL WILSON , mer. Most of the members of this the party fortunately made conn<*c- troop, who started out the summer as | ti<»ns with a log train bound for En- tenderfoot Scouts, have prepared deavor. A good natured conductor I themselves to pass the examinations assigned the Scouts reservt>d seat* Many troops think that during the ; for second class .Scouts, Several ex- , on top of 'Ummer months they should omit the cursions were features of the sum- .Scouting program altogether, but nier’s work, Including two or three (’handler^ Valley is not one of these (trips to (’hautauqua lake for swim- tr<»ops. During June, July and August the Chandlers Valley troop has held ten meetings, several of which have been held out doors. Various tests are pas>ed or practiced at every meeting. .At the W'arren county Scout rally held in W'arren June 21, the Chandlers Valley troop was in the lead the greater part of the day but at the end of the nieft troop one was nine points l>ehind the winning troop. If a rally is held this fall, Chandlers Valley will be tliere with the determination to take first place. The troop held an overnight hike Saturday, July 2fi, with the Scoutmaster, one assistant, and twelve* Scouts ])resent. Everyone was up ming and similar activities aiul ont trip to Panama Rocks. Thi> final feature of this sort was in the form of an overnig’ht camping trip to a woodland site by a convenient brook. On the occasion of the Sugargrove Chandlers Valley and the Sugargrove township picnic, held late in August, a contest was staged between the trooj)s. Fire-building and water-boiling, knot tying, bandaging, tent pitching, and signalling were included in the events, performed before a large and attentive audienc<*. Although the Chandlers Valley troop won this contest by a score of 2.’} to 17, the Sugar grove troop won as many iirst places. The fall and winter program is fast j taking shape. Included in the ]ilans are a recruiting campaign for new the coal in the tender. All enjoyed the ride although when Endeavor was reached several meml>er.'*i were eligible for prizes as tattoooetl boys. At Endeavor camp was pitched in a grove on the banks of Hickory ('reek and after a swim the Scouts visited the big mill and watched tha band and gang saws convert logs into lumber. Early next morning camp wa.s broken and the party hiked to West Hickory, returning by rail to Warren, A recent addition to the troop is that of Rt*bert McConnell, as assistant Scoutmaster. His military experience has already b<*en of great valu(‘ to the trot>ps, as was ^‘videnced during the Endeavor hike, in showing the Scouts the best methods gf marching, packing, making camp, ¿nd cooking.