Boy Scouts persevere over Mother Nature
August 29, 2019
The right group of people can build anything and the members of Boy Scout Troop 312 decided they would build an A-frame structure to fly their flags at the annual Spaceport Days during the Greater Green River Intergalactic Spaceport.
According to Eli Thomas, who led the group in erecting the structure, the troop builds the A-frame for public events and summer camp because it looks better to fly their flags from.
The troop usually builds a simpler H-frame structure for their flags outside of those events. For Thomas, it was also a last chance to build the structure for the troop's leadership, which will change soon.
The endeavor was a challenge for the group of Boy Scouts. High winds blowing at the landing field was causing a nearby windsock to fly horizontally.
The wind hindered the boys' efforts, especially when tying the flagpoles to the frame, but they overcame.
"I'm glad we were able to get it up in this wind," Thomas said.