Troop 868 in Action
Patton Museum
(June 2008)

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Since the month of June is half-filled with the troop's annual mega-trip to summer resident camp, the PLC voted to conduct a simple day outing to visit the Patton Museum at nearby Fort Knox as our June outing.  All troop families were invited to participate.  We also invited the Cub Scouts and families from both Pack 868 and Pack 848 to tag along.

The Patton Museum, named for famous World War II General George S. Patton, Jr., details the history and role of armor in the U.S. Army.  The museum's collection features historic tanks and other armored vehicles from World War I up through the war in Iraq as well as personal artifacts from General Patton's life and items related to tanks and armored warfare.

(L to R) Pack 848 Webelos Leader Jeff Hagerman, Assistant Scoutmaster Waldo Guzman, Tim, Adam, Stephen, Preston, Cody, Dalton, Connor, and Scoutmaster Bob Meek. Scoutmaster Bob Meek and Assistant Scoutmaster Waldo Guzman discuss tools they might use to motivate scouts to finish up partially completed merit badges.
Meanwhile, Stephen, Cody, and Adam are thinking, "... the next time the scoutmasters get on us about merit badges ..."  Preston and Mr. Hagerman check out one of the many tanks on display inside the museum.
Pack 868 Cub Scout Logan as a World War I trench fighting soldier. In this photo of Preston, the camera flash makes him look snow-covered for added realism.
During our lunch break at the outdoor picnic area, Mr. Meek, Mrs. Guelda, Connor, and Mr. Hay listened to Mr. Guzman tell stories about his 20-year career in the U.S. Army. As departure time approached, Mr. Hagerman, Dalton, Preston, and Mr. Hay found a cool spot under a large oak tree to wait for the rest of the group to exit the museum.