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Scouts honor top volunteer, troop of the year

Troop 628, chartered to Hendersonville Presbyterian Church, took home Troop of the Year honors for the second year in a row. Troop 628, chartered to Hendersonville Presbyterian Church, took home Troop of the Year honors for the second year in a row.

Boy Scout volunteers of Terrora District, which covers Hendersonville and Transylvania counties, on Friday honored Walt Corbin, a longtime Scouter with Edneyville Troop 605, with its District Award of Merit and recognized Troop 628 as Troop of the Year.

During the annual recognition banquet at Hendersonville Presbyterian Church, volunteers learned that the district achieved Silver status in the BSA’s Journey to Excellence program for its accomplishments in 2017. Leaders honored Corbin received the highest recognition a district gives for an adult volunteer for his work with the district committee and Edneyville Troop 605.

Troop 628, chartered to Hendersonville Presbyterian Church, took home Troop of the Year honors for the second year in a row. The main sponsor was Henderson Oil and Citgo Petroleum. District Attorney Greg Newman served as the master of ceremonies and spoke highly of the benefits the programs of Scouting have on young people.