Scouts help on Election Day


Taking a break from their work for a photo are, front row, Devin Simmons, Bailey Johnson, Taylor Holt, Colby Mitchell, Ryan Simmons; back row, Angie Harrison, Surry County deputy elections director, Derek Smith, Forest Antwine, Chase Holt, David Simmons, Scoutmaster of Troop 529, Chuck Jones, Scoutmaster Troop 591, Jesse Morton, and Surry County Elections Director Susan Jarrell.


About a dozen local Boy Scouts and adult scouting leaders volunteered at the request of the Surry County Board of Elections to help out with the recent election day activities.

The Scouts volunteered to unload, transport, and sort for storage the mass of election supplies that were delivered by precinct workers from the county’s 29 precincts back to the Surry County Courthouse after the polls closed on Tuesday evening.

The Scouts and leaders who volunteered were part of Troop 591, sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Dobson, and from Troop 529, sponsored by the Dobson United Methodist Church.

The Scouts and their leaders worked from about 7 p.m. until 10 p.m., unloading cars and vans and carting the unloaded materials into the courthouse down to the offices of the Board of Elections via an elevator and various hallways.

Taking a break from their work for a photo are, front row, Devin Simmons, Bailey Johnson, Taylor Holt, Colby Mitchell, Ryan Simmons; back row, Angie Harrison, Surry County deputy elections director, Derek Smith, Forest Antwine, Chase Holt, David Simmons, Scoutmaster of Troop 529, Chuck Jones, Scoutmaster Troop 591, Jesse Morton, and Surry County Elections Director Susan Jarrell.
http://mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/web1_Troops-591-and-529-3.jpgTaking a break from their work for a photo are, front row, Devin Simmons, Bailey Johnson, Taylor Holt, Colby Mitchell, Ryan Simmons; back row, Angie Harrison, Surry County deputy elections director, Derek Smith, Forest Antwine, Chase Holt, David Simmons, Scoutmaster of Troop 529, Chuck Jones, Scoutmaster Troop 591, Jesse Morton, and Surry County Elections Director Susan Jarrell.
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