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June 13, 2014

District Boy Scouts group hosts day camp in Chickasha

CHICKASHA — The Chisholm Trail District of the Boy Scouts held its annual day camp at Shannon Springs Park for the first time this week.

Chisholm Trail District Executive Ryan O'Kelley said the camp is usually hosted in Duncan, but Shannon Springs has allowed for more activities, including fishing, as well as a more centralized location in the district.

"The park is beautiful…We try to respond to what they want to do. They've enjoyed fishing, so we've tried to work in more time fishing for them," O'Kelley said.

Among the activities included in the event were fishing, fitness training, archery and water balloons, he said.

The Chisholm Trail District covers Grady, Stephens and Jefferson Counties and the city of Lindsay.

Because the district runs from Tuttle to near the Red River, O'Kelley said he thought  it would help the group to move the locations of the event throughout the district, and Chickasha provided a fairly centralized venue.

Angie Rippy said she has a 9-year-old son in Boy Scouts and has attended the Day Camp for three years, once in Duncan, once in Marlow, and now in Chickasha.

"We love it because we live here in Chickasha," Rippy said.

O'Kelley said the number of scouts in the Chisholm Trail District has almost doubled in the last year.

District Chairman Eddie Adamson said the group is hoping to come back to Chickasha because of the options for activities at Shannon Springs Park.

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