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Boy Scout project to be unveiled at Historic Camden

Posted: May 24, 2018 4:25 p.m.
Updated: May 25, 2018 1:00 a.m.

On Saturday at 11 a.m., John Slaughter, the Superintendent of the National Park Service, Southern Campaigns parks and monuments, will be at Historic Camden for the unveiling of a Boy Scout Eagle project. A public unveiling will be held of the refurbished carriage for an original British six pounder cannon barrel with its new wheels. Eagle Scout Jonathan Gullard will unveil the work he did towards refurbishing the cannon carriage.

“Our refurbishment of our 18th century cannon exhibit has been made possible by dedicated volunteers, Board members, and other partners in the community like the Boy Scouts,” Historic Camden Executive Director Halie Brazier said.

Other partners include the National Park Service, which has provided guidance and loans of carriage wheels and accoutrements, and the Clemson University Warren Lasch Conservation Center in Charleston, SC, which will put all three of the original iron cannon barrels through a preservation process this summer. The “Connected Communities” grant from the Central Carolina Community Foundation will fund this important cannon preservation work.

At this event Historic Camden will be firing one of their reproduction cannons as part of the ceremony.

“The public are welcome to help us celebrate the preservation and re-interpretation of our fantastic pieces of artillery equipment,” Brazier said.

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