Boy Scouts camp at River Junction Landing grounds

Published 3:42 pm Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Bainbridge Boy Scouts worked with the Corps of Engineers by cleaning out blue bird nests, reporting critters present and repairs need, or blue bird boxes in need of replacement. 

The Corps has three properties that they manage with over 60 bird houses.  The scouts completed 21 bird houses.  In their travels they found a flying squirrel, wasps and many nests that had signs of broken egg shell.  The scouts had fun and were grateful to serve the community, then head to camp. 

Austin Aldridge, while doing the dishes on Sunday morning after a true scouter breakfast of eggs, sausage, grits, sticky buns complete with orange juice and milk, noticed movement in the earth. The scouts watched a turtles nest of Yellow-bellied sliders emerge from the earth. The nest had 10 turtles in it, which they found to be on the higher end of the number of eggs that a female lays. 

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The scouts had a glorious weekend with great weather and great food, relaxing and enjoying each other’s company and the great outdoors at River Junction Landing Camp Ground.

You can join the scouts at anytime of the year.  Contact Margueritte Jackson, Recruiting Chair for Troop 502 and Scoutmaster Steve Reynolds at (404) 202-9264 and or