Scouts camp at Penny Creek
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Jerry Paul Owen of Penny Creek Farm and his Grandson, Alex Holt, hosted Heflin BSA Troop 206 for a camping and outdoors skills-building weekend. With a large farm to ramble around, the scouts were challenged with a scavenger hunt to identify, collect or photograph and describe the usage or cautions of 30 plants and animals. Due to the copiousness of trails on the farm, trail marking and trail sign making were necessary to avoid lost hiker situations. With several new guys in the Troop, elementary camping skills were taught and discussed and requirements for rank advancement were completed. Mr. Owen told the history of Penny Creek Farm and how “Penny Creek” got its name from the wreck of a truck in 1972. The truck carrying an estimated seventy thousand dollars worth of newly minted pennys crashed into the creek on Highway 78 just north of the farm. Troop 206 continues to serve in the Cleburne County area and is actively recruiting boys between the ages of 11 to 17. Meetings are on Monday nights from 7:00 – 8:00 PM in the Scout Hall in the American Legion Post 19 building.
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