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McLean Boy Scout Troop Receives Summer Camp Honors

McLean’s Boy Scout Troop 1130 earned the Honor Troop Award at summer camp in Maryland.

McLean’s Boy Scout Troop 1130 earned the Honor Troop Award at summer camp in Maryland. Photo Contributed

Boy Scout Troop 1130, sponsored by Charles Wesley United Methodist Church in McLean, earned the Honor Troop Award at summer camp the week of July 29–Aug. 4 at Rodney Scout Reservation in North East, Md.

In achieving the award, the troop received the highest marks, camp-wide, for a clean, safe campsite and participated in a number of camp-wide competitions and events. There were many highlights over the week.

Six first year Boy Scouts completed a demanding program introducing them to the basic skills required for safety in the outdoors (Eli Alder, Manuel Aparicio-Conde, Micah Hoernig, Jacob Laszakovits, Jack Reed and Chance Schuman). Niko Woltman was a top finisher in the mile-swim in the Chesapeake Bay. John Laszakovits and Evan Thorson competed in the sailing regatta. Dylan Gillespie completed the rigorous 20-mile mountain bike competition through Elk Neck State Park.

The entire troop completed two service projects helping to improve the camp. Twenty-seven Boy Scouts, led by Star Scout Jensen Hoernig attended camp and earned over 80 merit badges in a diversity of areas including archeology, archery, art, basketry, camping, cinematography, climbing, computers, environmental science, first aid, fish and wildlife management, forestry, geology, Indian lore, leatherwork, lifesaving, mammal study, motorboating, nature, orienteering, pottery, rifle shooting, robotics, shotgun shooting, sailing, space exploration, swimming, water sports, wilderness survival and wood carving.

Thanks to the residents of McLean and Falls Church for their donations and patronage of the troop’s spring mulch sale, many of the scouts were able to attend summer camp.

If your son is interested in joining, contact the Troop 1130 scoutmaster, Jim Ahlgrimm at 703-848-0793 or Ahlgrimm_Jim@yahoo.com for information.