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Summer success noted for Scouts
Troop 258 has stayed busy this summer

 Scouts from Troop 258 in Colonial Beach got to decorate the Spirit Log at Camp T. Brady Saunders this summer.
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Date published: 8/23/2009

TROOP 258

Boy Scout Troop 258 of Colonial Beach has been busy this summer.

The Scouts spent July 4 weekend camping at Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania, where they hiked and toured the area.

During a weeklong camp-out July 12-18 at Camp T. Brady Saunders in Maidens, the troop won the Clean Camp and Spirit awards. Troop members earned 17 merit badges during the week.

Earlier this month, the Colonial Beach Masonic Lodge hosted a dinner for Troop and Venture Crew 258's newest Eagle Scout, Brendan Turner.

For the past three years, the Masons have honored new Eagle Scouts from Troop 258, sponsored by Colonial Beach Baptist Church, and Troop 255, sponsored by St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Oak Grove.

HONORING EAGLES

On Aug. 1, Fredericksburg Masonic Lodge 4 hosted an Eagle Scout banquet and awards ceremony to recognize the achievements of Eagle Scouts from troops in the area.

On behalf of the Grand Master of Masons in Virginia, Most Worshipful Brother Jeffery E. Hodges, each of the Eagle Scouts was presented a congratulatory letter, a certificate and a Grand Master pin. These were presented by Steven Sanford, district Deputy Grand Master for the 8th Masonic District, and by Jeff St. Onge, Worshipful Master of Lodge 4. Daniel Thompson, Past Master of the lodge, talked about the similarities between Scouting and Masonic moral principles and codes.

Scouts honored were Paul Riabouchinsky and Brian Lynn from Troop 218 in Stafford; Thomas Darron, Robert Darron, Basil Fedun and Richard Rebbert from Troop 1717 in Hartwood; Joseph Mathias II from Troop 179 in Fredericksburg; and Timothy Schlang, Richard Ingebretsen, Joshua Beck and J. Caldwell Locks from Troop 835 in Spotsylvania County.