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Boy Scout Troop 146 of Jackson Township Volunteer Fire Department recently received an official letter of acceptance and invitation from the U.S. Department of the Army United States Military Academy to attend the 51st annual West Point Camporee on April 26-28. Only half of the scouts from over 10,000 applicants and 380 troops are invited to attend. The troop will have a delegation of 25 scouts and 15 adult leaders. Scouts will be in-processed and undergo many military training experiences during the weekend. Patrol competitions will be conducted in camouflage, drill, fire building, knot tying, leadership reaction course, grenade toss, fitness challenge and land and RB-15 raft navigation courses. In preparation for the event, the participants are completing a 12-week fitness program. Several members of the community supported the troop’s camporee application. Participants, from left, first row: Andrew McCarroll, senior patrol leader, Troop 146; Tommy Calpin; R.J. Knorr; Matthew Duffy; Tyler Manzoni; Cole Dewees; and Matt Roberts. Second row: Richie Huntington, scoutmaster, Troop 146; Amy Huntington; George Manzoni; Thomas Manzoni; Connor Duffy; Anthony Huntington; Michael Huntington; Christo Huntington; A.J. McGovern, cadet sponsor, U.S. Military Academy Class of 2015; Rocky Knorr; Rick Roberts; and Dan Duffy.

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