By Kyle Boaz
The smell of pork burgers and the sound of flying axes were abundant on Saturday, July 14, at Sunset Park.
Boy Scout Troop 156 hosted a free outdoor youth activities day while serving up barbecue pork and hot dogs as a fundraiser
“I told them if we broke even I’d be tickled and I think we’ve surpassed that. It [went] well and I’m pleased,” troop leader Don Ince said about halfway through the event on Saturday.
Games that were available included a Nerf shooting range, another blow-up shooting range and axe throwing.
The fire department also provided a makeshift sprinkler for the kids to cool off.
“I appreciate both fire departments for being extremely helpful and the police department
A booth was set up for interested kids to sign up to join the scouts.
“We had a guy come in from Kirksville that helped us with registration where we could get the boys an armband and get some interest,” Ince said.
“After last year’s trip when we went west it’s pretty exciting to get it lined out for this next year.”
The troop has eight boys currently with three to four adults.
“We’d like to have a lot more but there’s so much other interest going on it’s hard to get these boys started,” Ince said.
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