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Troop committee member attending 59th consecutive summer camp

Robert Podboy loves Scout summer camp. This month, he’s attending his 59th consecutive one at Sinoquipe Scout Reservation in Pennsylvania. “I do enjoy camping and still go hiking as long as it’s not too strenuous,” the 88-year-old retired optometrist says. Podboy, who serves as a committee member for Troop 97 in Waynesboro, Pa., got involved…

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Daughter Dons Her Dad’s Cub Scout Shirt as She Joins the Pack

“She’s excited about wearing [her father’s] Cub Scout shirt,” said grandfather Dan O’Brian, Scout Executive of the Abraham Lincoln Council, to WAND 17. For Natasha, wearing the Cub Scout shirt is more than just donning a new uniform – the clothes hold a special meaning to her and her family. In fact, Natasha will wear…

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Ute Park Fire forces Philmont to cancel treks through July 14, Philmont Training Center programs through June 23

Philmont Scout Ranch announced Monday that the still-burning Ute Park Fire has forced it to cancel all backcountry treks from June 8 to July 14. Treks after July 14 may resume, likely with altered itineraries, if backcountry conditions improve. Additionally, programs scheduled to take place at the Philmont Training Center have been canceled through June…

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