Once a scout, always a scout.
Although they are decades apart in age, Wayne Brown and Devin Colflesh had plenty to talk about on Saturday morning, September 21.
The pair share a common bond of being Eagle Scouts, both earned as members of Boy Scout Troop 92. Brown was the troop's first Eagle, back in 1957.
In order to earn the Eagle, both Brown and Colflesh were required to earn at least 21 merit badges. As his Eagle project, Colflesh worked at a playground in Elk Neck State Park. Brown wasn't required to complete a big project. He said that the Troop did a vast amount of work at Mt. Pleasant Church, which sponsors the troop.
"We helped get a concrete floor at the church in the basement. Before that, it was a dirt floor," said Brown.
Brown and Colflesh were just two of those who attended a scouting celebration on Saturday in a field on McCauley Road near Colora. Scout Master Martin Summers currently leads Troop 92. He said that Saturday morning's event was geared to celebrating 60 years of service to the community and to local youth. It also celebrated the lives of Dick and Hazel Jenkins, founders of the troop, which first met in March 1953.
The celebration included a camp out, cooking demonstrations, scouting activities, Pinewood Derby car races, vendors, and sports. There was also a musical tribute to Hazel Jenkins, who died earlier this year.