Forty-eight Boy Scouts and seven adult leaders from Bel Air Troop 777 attended Camp Saffran on Broad Creek Memorial Scout Reservation in Whiteford from June 23 to 29. Troop 777 was the largest contingent at Broad Creek and earned more than 150 merit badges during an action packed week. The highlight for Troop 777 was earning the Saffran Eagle Award for overall program support, involvement and performance. Scoutmaster Greg Wheeler called the week "A tremendous success and after 15 years attending summer camp, it always feels like the first one when scouts have such a positive attitude and love for the outdoors." Scout Zack Soughou said "my favorite part of the week was riding ATVs," a new program that was added this year along with an aquatics trek on the Susquehanna River. Troop 777 is traveling this month to the high adventure of National Scout Jamboree at the newly opened Summit Bechtel in West Hope, W.Va. The troop's monthly trips during the year are a big hit and are designed for boys between the ages of 11 to 17 to respect and enjoy the outdoors. During the school year, Troop 777 meets weekly on Mondays at 7 p.m. at its sponsoring organization, Bel Air United Methodist Church.
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