Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Cub Scouts from Pack 725 of Summerville, SC recently relived a part of history when they participated in the camping program aboard the USS YORKTOWN at Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum in Charleston Harbor. The “shipmates” toured the YORKTOWN, a World War II Aircraft Carrier; submarine CLAMAGORE; destroyer LAFFEY; a replica of a Vietnam War-era US Naval Support Base; and the Congressional Medal of Honor Museum.
The Pack toured Fort Sumter as part of their weekend activities and helped to hoist the historic flags that have flown over the fort. The scouts also took classes in Aviation and Astronomy while on board, and won the weekend's Scavenger Hunt contest for the third year in a row.
To reinforce the full experience of having lived aboard “The Fighting Lady”, Scouts spent two
nights in authentic ship berthing quarters and were served breakfast and dinner in the “Chief's Mess” during their stay. Youth were able to explore the aircraft carrier both during the day and after the ship had closed to the public.
Pack 725 is chartered to Knightsville United Methodist Church in Summerville and is open to
boys in 1st through 5th grades. The Pack is holding a sign-up session for interested families
on August 28 at 6:30pm in the church's fellowship hall.
For information about Pack 725
please contact Cubmaster Ryan Hauck at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/groups/pack725.