Boy Scouts learn new skills at Camp Tahouya

By Roxanne Thompson
Staff Writer
Boy Scouts from Mexia-based Troop 70 reported on their time at summer camp, where they experienced fun activities at Camp Tahouya, a Boy Scout camping facility south of Belton, off IH-35.
Six of the Scouts spoke on the camp to the Mexia Lions Club, a longtime sponsor of the Scouts with a legacy of Scoutmasters. Clint Flatt was Scoutmaster from 2007-14, then stepped up again in January of this year when the Scoutmaster at that time had a job transfer. As Scoutmaster of Troop 70, Clint Flatt follows in the footsteps of his father, Dick Flatt, who was Scoutmaster in the 1980s, and his grandfather, Leon Flatt, who was Scoutmaster in the 1940s through 1960s.
“The camp has been there since the ’30s,” Flatt said. “A lot of men who live in Mexia and grew up in Scouting have been to that Scout camp before. What the boys get out of it is they are very independent that week. We as the adults are there just to make sure they follow the rules, but as far as the scheduling and making sure they do their homework and all that, that’s on them to do all that and go to their classes.

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