The Hightower Trail Cub Scout Day Camp was held June 4 through June 8 at the Chamblee First United Methodist Church. The camp was organized by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in conjunction with Chamblee UMC.
The theme of the camp was “Everyday Heroes” and was attended by 17 packs in the North Dekalb area which included 130 boys from the ages of 7 to 11 years old. There were 35 volunteers who contributed more than 2000 hours of service to make the camp happen.
The camp focused on individuals who make sacrifices of time and effort everyday including policemen, firemen and doctors. The camp also focused on parents and how parents sacrifice and give their all everyday to help raise boys to become productive members of society.
Rev. Royeese Stowe, senior pastor of the Chamblee First United Methodist Church said, “These boys are the future leaders of our community. The lessons they learn here will have a positive impact on our community.”
In the initial discussion with the volunteers, Matt Hammond of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints who also helped organize the event said, “As camp volunteers we all have our own reasons for volunteering this week. I’m involved in Cub Scouts and the scouting movement because I believe that it is a great way to inspire and build boys into men. “
He quoted the words of a song that the children sing on Sundays.
Each day I’ll try to do His will and let His light so shine.
That others seeing me may seek for greater light divine.
The camp was successful with boys from all over the county participating in activities designed to develop skills, self-esteem and personal responsibility. Some activities included archery, BB gun shooting, outdoor skills, sports and woodcrafts.