Scouting event will be a hike through history in honor of local bicentennials

By  | April 2, 2018 | Filed under: News

ATHENS-Limestone County Archivist Rebekah Davis will lead a bicentennial hiking trip that does not require bug spray, boots or a backpack.

On Wednesday, April 4, Davis will be the guest speaker at the annual Athens-Limestone Community Breakfast. She will take spectators on a trek called “Hiking Through History,” as a tribute to Athens, Limestone County and the Town of Mooresville turning 200 this year.


The City of Athens and Limestone County host the breakfast as a fundraiser for the Arrowhead District of the Boy Scouts. The Scouts will present Heart of an Eagle Awards to Limestone County, Mooresville and Athens in honor of each entity’s bicentennial, as well as an award to the Limestone County Archives for the department’s work in preserving local history.


Members of the Athens High School Choir Things in Common and the Ardmore High School Jazz Band will perform during the breakfast portion of the program.


The event will be at the Limestone County Event Center with a buffet breakfast served from 7 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. Endless Catering is serving the breakfast. The program will start at 7:30 a.m.

Mayor Ronnie Marks


Athens Mayor Ronnie Marks said Scouts have contributed to the community through numerous endeavors, including projects that preserve local history.


“At Scout Music House alone, four Scouts have worked on Eagle Scout projects as part of the renovation work on that WPA-era building,” Marks said.


The City of Athens is leasing what was the Scout House to Athens Arts League, which is renovating it into a music venue known at Scout Music House. Boy Scouts have unveiled the original stone fireplace, added a handicap ramp and entrance, and removed paneling to allow for insulation.


Marks said such opportunities give youth the chance to learn leadership skills, working together to accomplish a goal and how to invest in their community.


Limestone County Commission Chairman Mark Yarbrough said those attributes create future leaders.


“I am honored to co-host this great event each year with the City of Athens,” Yarbrough said. “The life skills that are taught through Scouting are crucial for the development of our young leaders today.”


The community can support Scouting by attending Wednesday’s event. An individual ticket is $75, and a table is $500.


Individual tickets are available in advance or at the door. To purchase a ticket or table in advance, contact Vicki Rosengarten at 256-272-3523 or go on the Facebook event page at to print the flyer and registration form.

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