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Scouts attend Camp Karankawa
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Boy Scout Troop 188 of Woodsboro, Troop 72 of Refugio and Troop 49 of Rockport attend summer camp at Camp Karankawa on Lake Corpus Christi in Mathis.
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Boy Scout Troop 188 of Woodsboro, Troop 72 of Refugio and Troop 49 of Rockport attended summer camp at Camp Karankawa on Lake Corpus Christi in Mathis.

The scouts attended merit badge classes during the week of camp to earn badges in first aid, pioneering, environmental science, mammal study.

Water activities included swimming, canoeing, rowing and small boat sailing.

“The scouts earned a total of 86 merit badges,” said Ricky Piwetz, scout leader.

Those attending camp from Troop 188 of Woodsboro were Justin Fierova, Steven Arnold, Zakary Piwetz, Josh Briseno, Joseph Perez, Hugo Ayala, Derek Pena, and Jacob Arnold.

Scouts from Troop 72 of Refugio were Derrek Ressmann, Jesse Juarez, Joseph Garza, and James McKinley.

Scouts from Rockport Troop 49 were Donald Isom, William Isom, Timothy Kelley, and Brice Wallace.

Leaders from Troop 188 were Scoutmaster Ricky Piwetz, Assistant Scoutmaster Bill Albert, Assistant Scoutmaster Ryan Piwetz and Committee Member Reynaldo Rodriguez. Scoutmaster Darryl Ressmann of Troop 72 also attended.

“In scouting all these young men get along great, they know no strangers, they consider themselves one troop when together,” Piwetz said. “The scouts train each other. One scout who is strong in one thing helps another scout who might be weaker in that area.”

Lending each other a hand and working together is what Piwetz said he admired about the scouting program.

“We are looking for more prospective scouts,” he said. “We will be having our round-up in September.”

Boys between the ages of 11 and 16 have time to join scouts and benefit from the training offered and enjoy the fun of the outdoors.

“If you don’t mind working for something, you can make ‘Eagle,’ the highest award in the scouting program,” Piwetz said.
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