Scouts take on Allatoona
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Scouts from Cherokee and metro Atlanta participated in Camp Allatoona Aquatics Base on Saturday near Woodstock. They learned about small boat sailing and participated in races of various types.<br>Cherokee Tribune/Special
Scouts from Cherokee and metro Atlanta participated in Camp Allatoona Aquatics Base on Saturday near Woodstock. They learned about small boat sailing and participated in races of various types.
Cherokee Tribune/Special
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WOODSTOCK — More than 100 area Boy Scouts participated in activities at Camp Allatoona Aquatics Base near Woodstock.

Water mania is an annual event put on by the camp to introduce Atlanta area Boy Scouts and their leaders, including several troops from Cherokee and Cobb counties, to what Camp Allatoona has to offer.

Volunteer and Program Chairman Dennis Rowe said it provides the participants with a good experience.

“At the camp, it’s a chance for them to get in-water experience, they can come out for the day, and the kids enjoy it as a team building experience,” Rowe said.

The participants went through six rotations that included small boat sailing, large boat sailing, rowboat races, raft races, kayaking and canoeing.

Camp Allatoona is an all-volunteer operated facility that is considered by many to be the hidden jewel of the Boy Scouts Atlanta Council.

More than 40 volunteers, including Sea Scouts, Venture Crews, Scout leaders, a medical technician and the camp volunteer staff helped to make this event a fun and safe day on the water for all, Rowe said.

Close in Camp Allatoona is a great place for scouts to spend a weekend learning new water skills as well as a good excuse for volunteers to avoid their Honey do list, he said.

“Most first-time visitors are awed by the beautiful setting of the camp; most of the volunteers are still awed by the camps beauty after as much as the 10 or more years that they have participated at the camp.” Rowe said.

To get more information on Camp Allatoona programs and volunteer opportunities, visit www.campallatoona.org.
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