Medina scouts earn many badges at camp in Chautauqua County

Posted 7 August 2023 at 4:39 pm

Photo and information from John Dieter of Troop 35

Troop 35 from Medina attended BSA Camp Merz on Chautauqua Lake this past week. There were 17 scouts along with three leaders at the week-long camp working on merit badges and rank advancements.

Pictured from left include: Vinny Gray, Ryder Jones, Landan Costich, Maddox Smith, Will Minor, Ryan Frentz, Nicholas Reese, Colton Smith, Jimmy Dieter, Josiah Morton, Briley Allen, Nate Surdel, River Jones, Cole Herman, Kam Kassey, Jake Gidley, and Brayden Lewis.  Leaders John Dieter, Michael Reese and Shaun Smith are standing in back row.

 The scouts completed 80 merit badges during the week. Scouts were able to utilize some of the activities at the camp, including shooting sports and archery. Also being on Chautauqua Lake the waterfront program was robust allowing many scouts to take motor boating not offered by many scouting camps.