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Boy Scouts explore water trail

Environmental, Sound Rivers, Tar-Pamlico Watershed, Water Trail

Posted on August 31st, 2023

Boy Scouts Troop 391 on the deck of the Panola Farm camping platform near Tarboro.

Boy Scouts Troop 391 from Garner took to the water last weekend to explore the Tar-Pamlico Water Trail by canoe. The troop reserved the Panola Farm Platform — one of Sound Rivers’ 13 camping platforms along the water trail. The platform site near Tarboro in Edgecombe County was donated by Don Anderson of Tarboro.

Wesley Boone, a postdoctoral research associate with North Carolina State University’s Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources, led the troop on the overnight trip, on a stretch of the Tar River known for its sand bars. Boone said he’ll be back, this time with a group of NCSU Forestry and Environmental Resources PhD students.

The section of the Tar River is known for its sandbars.
The Panola Farm camping platform was put to good use by Boy Scouts Troop 391 on Aug. 26.
And it looks like the troop and its leaders had some good eating on the Tar-Pamlico Water Trail.

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