Friday, November 17, 2006

Luke and the Colonel

We had a special guest speaker tonight at our Cub Scout den meeting.

Col. O1iver N0rth was kind enough to talk to the boys about the history of Virginia, particularly around where we live. For instance, did you know that George Washington, when he was sixteen years old, led a survey crew from Alexandria to Winchester, mapping out what is now Route 7? We also learned about Gen. Washington's friend, Daniel Morgan, who was a frontiersman, fighting hostile Indians and Frenchmen.

The highlight of the Colonel's speech was when he showed the boys his 1803 Jeb Stuart rifle. It was an antique muzzle loaded, flint-lock rifle, and each boy got to hold this 200 year old relic. Quite a treat!

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