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Local Scouts attend Jamboree in West Virginia

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 27 August 2013 at 12:00 am

Photo courtesy of Eric Brown – Some of the Scouts from the Iroquois Trail Council are pictured in front of the Pittsburgh Zoo.

A group of 80 Boy Scouts from the Iroquois Trail Council attended the National Scout Jamboree last month in West Virginia. The Iroquois Trail Council includes Scouts from Orleans, Genesee, Wyoming and part of Livingston and Niagara counties.

There were 11 Scouts from Troop 164 in Albion on the trip, including four Scoutmasters. Eric Brown attended the event as a Scoutmaster with his son, Harrison.

Brown sent along these photos of the Jamboree after seeing the Vintage Orleans feature on Sunday that showed local Scouts on the Jamboree in 1953. (Click here to see the vintage photo.)

The Scoutmasters from 164 included Brown, Tom Madejski, Bryan Catlin and Giovanni Madejski. The Scouts included Freeman Lattin, Ben Hayes, Zach Champeney, Matt DeCarlo, Charles Moore, Cody Catlin, Caleb Pettit, Noah Shiffer, Matt Flanagan, Harrison Brown and Joe Madejski.

The 80 Scouts from the Iroquois Trail on the trip spent two days in Pittsburgh, going to the zoo, a Pirates game, Carnegie Science Center, and the 9/11 National Memorial Park in Shanksville. The trip started July 13 and ended July 24.

Photo courtesy of Eric Brown – Scouts visit the 9/11 National Memorial Park in Shanksville, where one of the hijacked planes crashed in rural Pennsylvania.

Photo courtesy of Eric Brown