Scouts bond over campfire; tour to benefit MEGC
by Sally Litchfield
MDJ Features Editor
November 11, 2012 12:00 AM | 3818 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
On Nov. 3 and 4, local Boy Scout Troop 444 and Cub Scout Pack 700 hosted their annual family campout at the Cherokee County property of Steve Marcinko. Activities included campfire program with flag retirement presented by Pack 700 Webelos, stories and information from a Civil War expert in authentic period uniform, and firing an authentic Civil War cannon just after dark.

Each patrol from the Troop staged games and activities for the Cub Scouts. After dark, Scout Josh Miller served as Master of Ceremonies for a campfire program. Sunday morning featured what the BSA calls a “Scouts Own” religious service around the campfire planned and led by the Troop Chaplain’s Aid Jay Hajost.

If those activities weren’t exciting enough, this year the campout featured something especially thrilling. The Georgia Army National Guard visited the campsite Saturday afternoon and landed a Black Hawk helicopter! They also participated in a search and rescue techniques discussion.

Wayne Marcinko is Scoutmaster and Matthew Smith is Cubmaster. Ian Resmondo is the troop’s Senior Patrol Leader and primary Scout in charge. Assistant Scoutmaster Dale Hajost coordinated the Black Hawk.


This is a must do activity for the holidays! You don’t want to miss the opportunity on Dec. 9 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. to tour the lovely home of former Georgia Gov. Roy Barnes and his wife, Marie, during the Marietta Educational Garden Center’s second Annual Christmas Wonderland Tour. Proceeds benefit MEGC.

Spaces and times are limited. Cost is $15 for adults and $5 for children 12 years or younger. Contact MEGC for tickets and additional information at (770) 427-3494 or


Fashion spotlight of the week: Sporting a red jacket and bright smile, this friendly gentleman is seen regularly at the Lunch Basket on Cherokee Street —WellStar Kennestone volunteer Bob Reese.

Sally Litchfield is a longtime Marietta resident. She formerly practiced law in Marietta and now stays home to raise her two children. Send Sally news at Call Sally at (770) 425-8106.
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