TUPELO – The Natchez Trace Parkway has awarded a $25,000 grant to the Yocona Area Council, Boy Scouts of America.
The grant was made possible through the Lower Mississippi Delta Initiative. The BSA will use the grant to create a pioneering program at Camp Yocona, the council camp which serves 12 counties in Northeast Mississippi.
Through the program, Scouts will be able to study and experience various pioneer activities such as blacksmithing, Native American and folk pottery, period arts and crafts, music, native plants and animals, ecology and regional history.
The program will also enable Scouts to earn merit badges in metal working, music, rifle (black powder), and American Heritage.
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