First Posted: 11/12/2008
This month, the Boy Scouts did something a little different. On October 11, the Scouts had a camping trip up at Goose Pond Boy Scout Reservation, where they cut down trees, stacked logs, picked up big sticks and took out huge tree stumps. After a long day of hard work and fun, everyone was hungry. Usually, the adults plan and prepare all the food, but on this camping trip, all the scouts and their patrols planned and brought all of their food. Also, on Sunday, Oct. 19, a group of six Boy Scouts formed an honor guard flag ceremony at Washburn Cemetery in Scranton. The scouts who participated in that ceremony were Matthew Gronsky, C.J. Corrigan, Andrew Gallagher, Matthew Lovecchio, Chris Connors and Tyler VanGorder. It was the 139th Anniversary of the Avondale mine disaster. This tragedy took lives of 110 men. The Avondale was the deadliest of all Anthracite disasters. Sixty-one of the 110 men are buried in Washburn Cemetery.