Clarksville Boy Scouts Selected to Attend Camp Kilowatt

Clarksville Boy Scouts Selected to Attend Camp Kilowatt

CLARKSVILLE, IN (March 12, 2024) – Summer camp is something most scouts look forward to each year, but two local boy scouts have even more reason to be excited.  Clark County REMC recently notified Troop 4010 Scouts Logan Conklin and Matthew Huber that they were selected to attend Camp Kilowatt this summer.  Conklin is currently attends Silver Creek Middle School and Huber attends St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School.

Camp Kilowatt is a fun and unique camp experience for sixth grade students going into seventh grade across Indiana.  Kids get the chance to learn more about energy while making new friends and enjoying fun activities and games.  The camp in Brookston, Indiana is funded by electric cooperatives across the Hoosier state.

Logan Conklin
Troop 4010 Scout Logan Conklin with Scoutmaster Garry Nokes

This dynamic three-day camp in June includes:

-Electricity generation and transmission education
-Horseback riding
-Bucket truck rides
-Rock climbing
-Alternative energy education
-Internet safety
-Live line safety demonstration
-Swimming, and much, much more.

Matthew Huber
Troop 4010 Scout Matthew Huber.

Students are required to submit an application including information such as their volunteerism in the community, why they are interested in electricity, and a short essay on why they want to attend the camp.  Each local electric cooperative then chooses a select number of students to serve as their representatives to the camp.  Clark County REMC notified Conklin and Huber that they were selected in March.

In his essay, Logan said he wanted to attend camp to learn more about how electricity works in his home and to go horseback riding.  He also shared that he already earned his electricity merit badge in Boy Scouts, and that he is excited to learn more.  Matthew’s dad says his son has never worked as hard on an essay as he did for his application.  He wrote that he was looking forward to trying new things and making new friends.  Logan and Matthew are both proud members of Clarksville’s Troop 4010.

More About Troop 4010

Troop 4010 meets on Monday nights from 7:00-8:30pm in the Social Hall at St. Anthony Catholic Church at 316 N. Sherwood Avenue, Clarksville, IN. Scouts BSA is the traditional Scouting experience where boys and girls can have their share of adventure in the great outdoors. They develop a love of service by volunteering in their community, boosting their leadership skills through fun and exciting challenges, and create memories of a lifetime with no prior Scouting experience required! Scouts BSA is open to all boys and girls ages 11-17, and financial aid is available.  Click here to learn more.