Scouts’ melon fund-raiser Saturday


first_img “Selling watermelons for the Fourth of July was a good idea as a fund-raiser,” said Scoutmaster Dr. David Runyon. “Troop 41 is growing. The number of scouts has almost doubled in size recently. We now have 23 scouts who are active and interested in the different events and opportunities offered through scouting.”Runyon said several of the scouts are hoping to visit Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico next summer.“We’ll have several fund-raisers to help these scouts attend Philmont and other camps, and to support our scouting program in general,” he said. Latest Stories By Jaine Treadwell The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits The scouts will have a big load of watermelons for sale from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church in Troy, which sponsors the Scout troop.The watermelons are Star Brites and are guaranteed to be deliciously sweet.“With the weather so dry, the melons aren’t as big as they normally would be but they are probably sweeter than they would be,” said Dan Dykes, an Eagle Scout who is assisting the Scouts with the fund-raiser. “The patch was irrigated and has produced really good watermelons.”The watermelons will weigh about 25 pounds and will sell for $10 each. The money raised will support the programs of Boy Scout Troop 41. Scouts’ melon fund-raiser Saturday Print Article The official fruit of America’s Independence Day celebration is watermelon – at least, for those who are lucky enough to live in the Deep South.Knowing that, Boy Scout Troop 41 in Troy decided that “unloading” a load of ripe, red, sweet-as-sugar watermelons would be the perfect fund-raiser for the troop for the Fourth of July.But, first, they had to locate the perfect melon patch. Skip You Might Like Troy native makes Dean’s List at Georgia Southern Statesboro, Ga. – Wesley Taylor, an Exercise Science major from Troy, has been named to the Georgia Southern University Dean’s… read more Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel It wasn’t as hard as it seemed. The troop didn’t have to look any farther than one of their own. Scout Caleb Green’s dad, Luke Green, has a watermelon patch at Banks that would fill the need.Luke Green readily agreed to supply watermelons for the scouts’ fund-raiser and to offered to physically load the melon wagon with one condition – that the scouts would do the “unloading.”“I’ll leave it up to the boys to sell the watermelons,” Green said, laughing. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Sponsored Content Book Nook to reopen By The Penny Hoarder Published 11:00 pm Wednesday, June 27, 2012 Email the author Plans underway for historic Pike County celebrationlast_img