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Boy Scout Troop 341 tours Capitol

From left are Troop 341 members Victor Knez, Alice Nelson, John Williams, Brett Fochtmann, James Williams, Michael Knez and Bill Goettle at the Capitol in Richmond.

Members of Boy Scout Troop 341 visited Richmond as part of their “Citizenship in the Nation” merit badge, one of the 12 Eagle-required merit badges. 

They toured the newly-renovated Capitol, seeing the Senate chamber, many historical statues and pictures, a special Indian exhibit, and more. 

In the afternoon the Scouts toured the historic St. John’s Episcopal Church grounds where Patrick Henry made his famous ‘Give me liberty or give me death’ speech.  A period dressed interpreter gave an interesting talk within the church building. 

The Scouts extended special thanks to merit badge counselor Kim Aliff, who accompanied the boys and made this trip possible.

Troop 341 is sponsored by Christ Church Episcopal Church, 3 miles east of Saluda.  For more information about the troop, call Scoutmaster Alice Nelson at 776-7445.

posted 05.13.2009

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