Scouts work toward merit badge at council meeting

By Kevin Spradlin
PeeDeePost.com

CHERAW, S.C. — Uniformed personnel swarmed Cheraw Town Hall Tuesday evening, but there was no emergency.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com

It wasn’t even a training exercise. Instead, it was seven members of Boy Scouts Troop 655 along with Andrew McLeod, scout master, and Douglas Anderson, assistant scout master. McLeod explained that scouts John Anderson, Jackson Goddard, Harvey Anderson, Jacob Goddard, George Anderson, Justin Crawley and Alan Wallace were working towards earning the Citizen and Community Merit Badge. One requirement, McLeod said, is to attend a Town Council meeting.

Cheraw Mayor Andy Ingram explained the difference between a resolution, which requires a single reading in a public meeting, and an ordinance, which requires two readings. Ingram, Town Manager Mike Smith and the council members welcomed the troop members into the meeting chamber.

McLeod said the troop has about 18 members, 14 of which are active within the troop.

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