Little Bennett 2001

Brother Smith's first campout as Scoutmaster of Troop 2001, was at a nearby campsite in Clarksburg just off 270 called Little Bennett. (Top row L-R: Diego, Mike Helton, Luis Blanco, Chris Tastaca, William. Bottom: Me, Jason Tastaca, Wiley, Christian Moncayo, Joseph Helton, Kevin Martinez.)


I was just getting to know the Committee Chairman Carlos Hernandez (far left) and Senior Patrol Leader Wiley Gilbert (Middle). William (sitting down) and his brother Wiley moved to Hagerstown by the end of the year.


I lost $5 when I bet that these guys couldn't start a fire with 1 match.


I got it back though, when Kevin bet me he could start one without matches.


The Older Scouts, Luis and William, waited for the younger guys to come light their fire also.


Carlos taught me some of the more effect methods of keeping the boys in line.