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Armed forces come together for Boy Scouts



Published: Mon, August 20, 2012 @ 12:00 a.m.

PHOTOS AND STORY BY

MADELYN P. HASTINGS

mhastings@vindy.com

LISBON

A unique situation has occurred at a Boy Scout camp just outside of Lisbon.

Three branches of service — Air Force, Marines and Navy — have joined to improve the camp by adding roads, a new multipurpose activity field and an amphitheater as well as renovating buildings and fixing roofs.

It is extremely rare for the various branches to join in a nondeployed environment, representatives said.

They have set up camp as if they are there for combat. The tents are lined up with individual bunks with all of their supplies kept tidy and in order. A larger tent in the center of camp is used as an Internet cafe of sorts that would be a communication base in combat.

The men and women train by exercising in the Marine Corrps Martial Arts Program, to learn basic defense techniques they would need for combat. They also exercise logistical planning of communication skills while at camp.

These three branches of military men and women are providing a community service for the Boy Scout camp while exercising and training for combat. The camp has arranged a five- to eight-year plan for completing the project.


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1southsidedave(4780 comments)posted 2 years ago

An excellent & noble cause!

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2BabaGhanoush(106 comments)posted 2 years ago

Wait until the GBLT's hear about this.
They'll want carpeted bathrooms, embossed toilet paper and padded toilet seats.

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3whitesabbath(738 comments)posted 2 years ago

Awesome !!!!!

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4RoddAC(88 comments)posted 2 years ago

Nice to hear people working together and just another reason to be even prouder of our service men. Hey, what a great idea Babagrumpoosh had! Why not have padded toilet seats and the embossed toilet paper usually means it is of better quality. I believe the plan was already in place to carpet the bathrooms in indoor/outdoor carpeting because it is safer - no slips. Now just relax, stop being jealous that GBLT's have such good taste.

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