A century of scouting celebrated

Current and former Webster City Boy Scouts gathered over the weekend to honor a scouting tradition that spans a century.

Events began Friday night with a dinner at Wilson Brewer Park, followed by camp songs and stories around a roaring fire. Current members of Troop 517 carried in the colors and led the Scout Pledge.

Don Bruner led the crowd in the several camp songs and Dale Olson shared campfire stories.

The evening capped off with the showing of “Follow Me, Boys!”?a movie based on MacKinley Kantor’s book “For God and Country, novel about the Murray McMurray scouting era.

Activities continued Saturday with lunch and a Court of Honor and Eagle Scout Ceremony.

Throughout the weekend, a display at the Depot Museum chronicled the years since the official charter of the Webster City troop in 1913. Visitors were able to see uniform displays, photos and other memorabilia.