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Every year, Boy Scout Troop 961, chartered by the Hillsboro Ruritans, conducts an exercise designed to test Scouts on their ingenuity and scouting skills as they recreate the siege of Mafeking. Staged and conducted after dark, individual Scout Patrols will deliver food and essential materials to Col Baden-Powell, by way of an orienteering course, interspersed with intermediate Supply Stations, each with their own challenges and rewards. Scouts will have to draw on their individual and team skills to successfully navigate their way around Mafeking and deliver the supplies needed by Col Baden-Powell. And along the way, they will experience some of the excitement and history of Lord Baden-Powell and the origins of Scouting.
Building upon the success of last two years, Troop 961 has again invited troops within Goose Creek District to join them on Nov 9-10 in this exciting, entertaining, challenging, and historically relevant Scouting adventure. Though registration has officially closed, they have informed us that they still have openings for two more troops to participate. The total cost for a troop to participate is $20 a person. This covers Saturday dinner, midnight cracker-barrel, Sunday breakfast, and all associated entertainment. If you are interested in one of the two remaining slots, please contact Brent Raney at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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