Boy Scouts bury time capsule to commemorate 100th anniversary

Published 5:46 pm Friday, November 19, 2010

In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Boy Scouting in America, the Polk County Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts buried a time capsule at the Polk County Courthouse.

Included in the capsule were assorted scout patches, scout photos, scouting magazines, a Boy Scout belt buckle, a toy car and a Yugioh trading card.

The participants in the ceremony included Boy Scout Troup 659, by Susan Wallen and Joe Higgins; Troop 150, led by Jocelyn Davis; Troop 128, represented by Doug Lyons; Cub Scout Pack 659, by Sandra Poteat and Amber Thompson; Cub Scout Pack 151, represented by Cherri Pearson, and the Venturing Crew 659, led by Susan Wallen.

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Susan Wallen played guitar and sang a song that she wrote especially for the occasion titled We Are Scouts. Chris Wallen, Eagle Scout, read the meaning of each scout law and performed a skit with Will Forster, telling how boy scouting in America came about.

The following people helped make the ceremony possible: Chris Cochran of Goode Monuments in Rutherford County donated the marker, Joel Bagwell made the time capsule, Amber Thompson printed the program, John Owens provided the sound system and Lynn Sprague and John Vining permitted the scouts to have this event during the Columbus Farm Festival.