Saturday (Dec 3) and Sunday (Dec 4) were full days for the boy scouts of the Atchison Wagon Wheel. Saturday they built a float, were in the parade and had an all night lock-in. On Sunday they visited the World War One Museum at Liberty Memorial in Kansas City.
The scouts are in three troops, Troop 53, sponsored by St. Benedict's, Troop 94, sponsored by Trinity Lutheran and Troop 92, sponsored by First Christian. Leaders from each unit worked together to provide the opportunities for the weekend.
Saturday morning the scouts gathered to construct the float sponsored by From The Porch.With a fire onboard, the scout float took second place int he parade.
Following the parade, the scouts gathered at Sacred Heart School for chili and a night together.The scouts prepared their own food, as expected. The youth leadership made the plans.
Nineteen scouts traveled to the WW 1 Museum. They are shown on the glass bridge over the poppy field at the entrance.The boys are gathered around a torpedo for a photo opportunity. This is just one of the great displays.
History came alive for the scouts as they studied the displays. The boys stayed interest as they toured the facility with a guide for three hours.The tour included a trip to the top of Liberty Memorial, the only memorial dedicated exclusively to WW1. The view from the top covers the entire city.