Cobb Boy Scouts bond with Pack 7 Cub Scouts in Guatemala City
by Sally Litchfield
July 19, 2014 11:59 PM | 2231 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
On July 11, Boy Scouts and adults from Troop 444 that meet at The Walker School in Marietta departed for a week-long trip to Guatemala to visit with Pack 7 Cub Scouts located in a small village near Guatemala City.

The group leader, Dale Hajost, started Pack 7 four years ago. He leads a group of Scouts each year for a visit and to assist with their Scouting program. Last year, they organized the Pack’s very first Pinewood Derby and new car kits were shipped for this year’s derby.

On Saturday, with Troop 444’s help, Pack 7 presented a Zumba class and Pinewood Derby. On Wednesday, the Pack 7 also conducted its first Blue & Gold dinner and award presentation.

In some countries, girls can join Scouts. Most every child — boys and girls — in the village joined Cub Scout Pack 7. The Scouts wear the Cub Scout uniforms donated by the troop from past years. Dale purchased the uniforms in Atlanta and found Guatemala flag patches for the right uniform shoulder to replace the standard American flag patch. The Atlanta Area Council shoulder patch remains on the girl’s uniform.

Making the trip with Dale from Troop 444 were Scouts Chris Mulaik and Nikolas Tally, adults Steve Mulaik and Julie Poteet, former Eagle Scout Curt Grayer, and Rich Chapman, a former Eagle Scout from another troop.

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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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