A NASCAR Badge of Honor

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The scouts at Blennerhassett District Cub Scout Day Camp

It was a beautiful, sunny day for our visit with the scouts!

Ahhh summer camp. Swimming in the lake, fishing, walking in the woods, campfire stories, sitting in a NASCAR race car.

Wait – race car?

That’s right, our NASCAR race car and hauler visited the Blennerhassett District Cub Scout Day Camp recently, where we spent a day of fun and learning during their week long camp in Belpre, Ohio.

Cub Scout Summer Camp

The aim of Cub Scout Summer Camp is to teach a variety of skills, such as getting along with others, leadership and doing one’s best. During their stay, the scouts earn badges and pins in a variety of skills from tying knots to swimming to archery. This week there was one very special badge earned by these scouts…

Patch for Cub Scout Day Camp 2013

It’s our NASCAR Race Car and Hauler on a Cub Scout Patch!

That’s our NASCAR race car and hauler badge! In order to earn this 2013 Race to Adventure patch and accompanying t-shirt, the scouts had to be present for our visit and help with setting up and taking down the displays. During our time with them, drivers Rick and Sheryll noticed the good citizenship displayed by all the scouts.

“As soon as we arrived the scouts began to help unload the cars and set up up for lunch. The boys and parents then spent some time looking over the cars and taking photos. And what would a day in the woods be without hot dogs for lunch? With the help of the scouts, we were able to serve 400 hot dogs, along with other snacks and drinks, to all of the scouts and their families.”

Chris T., who is part of the camp, had some very kind words for us too.

“I want to say Thank You! to Rick and Sherryl and to Mike Barton (sales rep).  This was a huge success for the second year in the row. All three are great with the scouts and parents. Hats off to R + L Carriers for sending them again this year so the scouts could see the cars. This is the reason I use R + L Carriers at work for my shipping. When an organization can do this for kids that means a lot to me.”

We left with memories of the Blennerhassett District Cub Scout Day Camp and a photo on the wall of our hauler to remind us of our visit. The campers, most from Ohio and West Virginia, also left with stories and memories of the great time they had at camp, including the giant truck and race cars that came to visit them.

We’ll be hanging out at the pool next week for the Fourth of July weekend – and you’ll have to come back to see how we manage that.

 

 

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