Local Scouter chosen to lead jamboree
Houston County Courier
HOUSTON COUNTY – Randall Beasley, assistant scoutmaster of Troop 419 Crockett, has been selected to be the Scoutmaster of Trading Post “B” Staff Troop at the 2010 National Boy Scout Jam-boree. The troop will consist of 100 plus members from across the United States that will be the staff of Trading Post “B.” The trading post will serve scouts at the jamboree selling snacks, souvenirs, sundries, uniforms and equipment. This jamboree celebrates the 100th birthday of the Boy Scouts of America. Scouts from all across the United States and many foreign coun-tries will be in attendance at Fort A.P. Hill near Fredrick-sburg, VA. For the celebration, the jam-boree site will be the fifth largest city in Virginia for one week as 40,000 plus Scouts and scouters will be in atten-dance to see free demonstra-tions of Army, Navy, Marines, U.S. Forest Service, General Motors, and many other na-tional exhibitors. Scouts will also participate in many of the demonstrations such as climbing, rappelling, prospecting, American Indian demonstrations, and Merit Badge Midway. Scouts can earn many merit badges while at the jamboree as well as trading patches and other souvenirs. Beasley is a former member and assistant scoutmaster of Troop 691 of Teague and Troop 668 of Fairfield. Beas-ley has been in scouting since 1953 when his fifth grade teacher, Herbert Day, assistant scoutmaster of Troop 91, signed him up as a member of the Teague troop. He has also been scoutmaster of Troop 36 in Newton. This will be the seventh jamboree Beasley that has served on the national staff of a jamboree as a scouter. Beas-ley has received the Silver Beaver Award, District Award of Merit, Cross and Flame Award, Bronze Pelican Award from the Catholic Diocese of Beaumont, Wood Badge and is a vigil member in the Order of the Arrow and one of the institutional representatives for the First United Methodist Church of Crockett. Beasley is the son of the late Carl and Mary Jane Beasley and brother to Kenneth Beas-ley of Teague, Dean Nevilles of Lanely and Pat Chappel of Fairfield.