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Rain doesn’t douse local scouting weekend

Bob Fala Outdoors Columnist

September 23, 2013

Some hundred Scouts and adult volunteers converged on Camp Chief Logan near Chapmanville this weekend.


The heavy rains didn’t slow them down either.


Scouts got a first hand look at predator trapping, dog training and archery deer hunting presentations made by adult volunteers.


Hands on time was allowed for supervised trap shooting, fishing and 22-rifle target practice.


A pretty busy and varied weekend was had by all hands not to mention the usual fun, camaraderie and at times bad cooking and pranks that go hand-in-hand with the Boy Scouts of America (BSA).


The local Scout Camp is part of BSA’s Buckskin Council and Chief Cornstalk District, the latter serving Logan, Boone and Mingo counties of West Virginia and Pike County, Kentucky.


However, the District often hosts visitors from well beyond that range as demonstrated this past weekend.