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Scouts visit USS Yorktown

POSTED: October 18, 2007 5:05 a.m.
Boy Scout Troop 500 recently relived a part of history when they participated in the overnight-camping program aboard the World War II aircraft carrier USS Yorktown on Charleston Harbor.
The campers became shipmates with other youngsters as they toured the USS Yorktown, World War II submarine Clamagore, destroyer Laffey and Coast Guard cutter Ingham.
For the full effect of living aboard a famous WWII ship, the morning and evening meals were prepared and served to the campers in the Chief’s Mess aboard the USS Yorktown.
Troop 500 also enjoyed a boat ride to Fort Sumter where the Civil War began. The 19 scouts participated in the lowering of the flags to include the 1861 U.S. flag and the present-day U.S. garrison flag.
The troop is sponsored by the First United Methodist Church of Hinesville. The Scoutmaster is Danny Peller.
The troop meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays at the Troop Scout Hut on Oglethorpe Highway.
For more information on the troop and photos of the Yorktown experience, visit their Web site at www.troop500hinesville.org
 

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