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franklin county times

Camp Binachi a Boy Scout tradition

By By Steve Swogetinsky/The Meridian Star
June 10, 2001
Every week is different while Camp Binachi is in session.
Camp Binachi is located off Highway 19 South. It is owned and operated by the Choctaw Council of the Boy Scouts of America, based in Meridian. The local council was formed in 1920, and the camp was first opened in 1923. Boy Scouts from around East Mississippi and West Alabama have been going there ever since.
The scouts and staff stayed dry in their tents during last week's rain, but their clothes got a little damp.
Hopefully, it will be a little drier when the second week of three weeks of scout camping gets under way this afternoon.
Each week, campers report Sunday afternoon. That night, there will be a camp fire. During the week, the campers get up at 7 a.m., and have breakfast at 7:30. They go back to clean up their campsites for inspection. Then they report for flag raising at 8:45 a.m., and the activities begin at 9.
After lunch, there is a rest time, and then activities startup again at 1:30 p.m. Then there's supper and evening activities.
A staff of 25 keeps the camp schedule running. The week closes with a camp fire on Friday night, and the weekly sessions end on Saturday.
Steve Swogetinsky is regional editor of The Meridian Star. Call him at 693-1551, ext. 3217, or e-mail him at sswogetinsky@themeridianstar.com.