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Area Scouts gather for Winter Camporee to learn survival skills
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Scoutmasters Jon Amos, from left, Chris Thomas and Greg Thomas stand around the campfire Saturday morning at Scoutland Boy Scout camp on Looper Lake Road. - photo by NAT GURLEY
For Boy Scout troops, weekend retreats are time spent with many troops from around the area, basking in fellowship, showing the progress they have made with certain task requirements and learning responsibilities. Saturday, the Chattahoochee District Winter Camporee for the Boy Scouts of America was host to an estimated 150 scouts from Hall, Jackson and Barrow counties learning about and enjoying the outdoors at Scoutland Boy Scout camp in Gainesville. The scouts range in age from 11-18.