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A century of scouting celebrated

Former scouts joined members of Troop 517 to mark the 100th anniversary of WC?scouting

September 30, 2013
The Daily Freeman Journal

Current and former Webster City Boy Scouts gathered over the weekend to honor a scouting tradition that spans a century.

Events began Friday night with a dinner at Wilson Brewer Park, followed by camp songs and stories around a roaring fire. Current members of Troop 517 carried in the colors and led the Scout Pledge.

Don Bruner led the crowd in the several camp songs and Dale Olson shared campfire stories.

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Former members of Murray McMurray’s scout troop and other area residents gathered around the fire pit at Wilson Brewer Park Friday night.

The evening capped off with the showing of "Follow Me, Boys!"?a movie based on MacKinley Kantor's book "For God and Country, novel about the Murray McMurray scouting era.

Activities continued Saturday with lunch and a Court of Honor and Eagle Scout Ceremony.

Throughout the weekend, a display at the Depot Museum chronicled the years since the official charter of the Webster City troop in 1913. Visitors were able to see uniform displays, photos and other memorabilia.



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