Local Scouts Overnight on USS Yorktown

Published 10:50 am Monday, December 11, 2023

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The cornerstone of the Charleston trip was the visit to, and overnight stay, on the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown.
After spending the night at a hotel in Mount Pleasant, SC, and a Saturday morning visit to Fort Moultrie, members of Boy Scout Troops 3, 21, and 270 boarded the USS Yorktown and went through a safety briefing, before stowing their gear in their berthing area.
A guided tour of the carrier and the nearby Destroyer USS Laffey took up a good portion of Saturday afternoon. The group was allowed to roam throughout the ship for the rest of the afternoon and evening. Following a nighttime tour of the flight deck, the group was treated to a presentation of the Tom Hanks movie “Greyhound.”
The Yorktown became a museum ship in 1975.
Scouts from Troop 270 on the trip were Landon Atkins, Dalton Baker, Simon Baker, and Cody Ngo. They were joined by Assistant Scoutmasters Britt Brinson and David Wade, Troop Committee Members Brady Atkins, Gene and Nicole Baker, Webelos Scout Jake Atkins and Doni Rae Baker.
If you know of a young man, ages 11-17, who might like to “Live Scouting’s Adventure” or would benefit from learning about leadership and service to others, bring him by the Cordele Boy Scout Hut, 1101 South 3rd Street, most any Monday evening from 6:30-8:00.