Scouts enjoy Cub-O-Ree at Ellerbe Springs

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ELLERBE — The Richmond District Boy Scouts of America held the annual spring Cub-O-Ree with approximately 60 scouts and family members from April 17 to April 19 at the historic Ellerbe Springs Inn and Campground in Ellerbe.

Ironically, the very grounds that the boys camped upon used to belong to the Central North Carolina Council, Boy Scouts of America. On August 8, 1946, the Richmond County Commissioners sold the property to the scouts for $5,000 to be used as a Boy Scout camp. It was named Camp Dick Henning in honor of the first Boy Scout of the Council to be killed in World War II. The Scouts kept the property for about 10 years before building a new camp in Stanly County.

The young campers found the property perfect for weekend activities that included nature hikes, studies of edible and non-edible plants, open-field events, fishing and of course, songs and skits around the campfire.

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Other highlights included a visit to the Rankin Museum and a special slide-show presentation with a guided tour of Ellerbe Springs Inn by the owners Mark and Donna Buckeridge.

 

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