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By A.J. Etherington
The Courier 

Glasgow Boy Scouts Raise Funds for Expedition

 

Sandy Carpenter / For The Courier

Tim Wagemen, Boy Scout with Troop 861, plays the part of comedic relief in the heat while serving hot dogs at the John Hahn Memorial Softball Tournament in Fort Peck over the Independence Day Weekend. The boys are looking to fund an expedition in the Minnesota Boundary waters over the 2017 summer break.

Glasgow Boy Scout Troop 861 spent the Independence Day Weekend serving food at both the John Hahn Memorial Softball Tournament and the dedication ceremony for the Northeast Montana Veteran's Memorial in Fort Peck. The Scouts are hoping to raise the funds necessary to take the six-man troop on a week-long canoeing expedition in the Minnesota Boundary Waters during the summer of 2017. The trip would consist of over 50 miles afloat on the boundary waters guided by local professionals. The trip comes with a high monetary cost but a priceless experience for the young men participating, and the fundraising over the Independence Day weekend is the first in a series needed to fund the expedition.

Scoutmaster Mike Carney stressed that the boys have to pay some way to go on the trip. "They have to have a part in it, or they won't care, and it won't be a commitment," he says. Carney is a relative veteran of the boundary waters of Minnesota, having done the expedition with the Scouts three times in previous years. Every other participant will be on their first trip, to include the author.

Carney, the author, and the scouts of Troop 861 want to thank the organizers of both the John Hahn Memorial Tournament and the Veterans' Memorial dedication for the opportunity to serve their events. Also the scouts would like to thank Manager Terry and the Staff at Reynold's Market and Bakery for their support and patience, Larry, Kim and staff at Park Grove Bar and Grill, and the parents and family who gave their holiday weekend to help.

 

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