Bill Beard sings the National AnthemArea Scouts participate in pre-game ceremonies

Sixty Boy Scouts from all over Central Vermont attended the Norwich-Colby ice hockey game in Kreitzberg Arena on February 8. In pre-game ceremonies, seven Scouts, including one representative from each troop, provided the color guard for the singing of the National Anthem, which was performed by Bill Beard, Scoutmaster of Barre Troop #709.Harry Hendrickson drops the puck

John Hatch, assistant Scoutmaster for Troop #759, praised Norwich Drill Team Captain Corinne LeFrancois for her assistance with the color guard. "Corinne was a big help. She came down on short notice and showed the boys how to handle the flags," Hatch said.

Troop 759 colorsFollowing the National Anthem, Harry Hendrickson, Scoutmaster for Barre Troop #714, dropped the puck in a symbolic gesture before the official start of the game. Scott Anderson, scoutmaster for Northfield Troop #759, was interviewed by WDEV between periods.

Hatch, who organized the pre-game event, acknowledged Norwich's loyalty to scouts and scouting. "Norwich is a big supporter of our troop and we really appreciate their help," he said.

dweggler@norwich.edu, February 2003

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