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SCOUTING IN FENNVILLE
A long time ago, in the year 1948,
Vern became a Boy Scout!
He did attain the rate of "TENDERFOOT"

That means I learned to
"BE PREPARED"
Our regular meetings took place in the American Legion Hall.
Much of our schooling was accomplished in the Park.

I have a scar above my right eye.
During a golf training lesson I stood too close to the guy that was swinging a club.
Yup! - Almost put my eye out.

SO MUCH FOR BEING PREPARED :(
Roger Webb was our Scout Master!
Roger Served in the U.S. Marines
His name appears on the VFW Memorial Roll at LL-A5.


One my scout buddies took the photo, LEFT,
on a hike we took to the Scout Camp out at Perch Lake.

One time at this camp I cooked a can of soup, in the fire,
with the lid still in place. Yeh! - It exploded.


At Summer Camp, north of Grand Rapids, troops from all towns encountered in a game with a greased pig. The game was in the water where a greased watermelon was the pig.
The pig had to be pushed across a line.

Tenderfoot Vern was on the outside of the gang of boys.
The melon went down under the whole gang and popped up
by Vern. He held it down between his knees and
snuck it across the line. :)

One spring day in March, the boys hiked out 126th Ave.
East of the Rail Road. We were swimming in the little creek
north of the road, in a pasture.

LaVerne snapped Ned Bale with a towel and
Ned chased LaVerne around the pasture.

A passenger train went by we are sure many people saw us.
                             WE WERE NAKED !


ROGER WEBB
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