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Portsmouth Scouts are friends for life

Portsmouth Scouts are friends for life

Above: Alden Jenkins, Chris Norton, Chase Little and Jameson Harding (clockwise, from lower left), who all recently made the rank of Eagle Scout, have been friends since they were 5. PORTSMOUTH — Jameson Harding, Alden Jenkins, Chase Little and Chris Norton have been together through thick and thin since they were 5, most of it through Scouting.

Mathew Palmer, 5, pretends he’s driving an excavator brought to the Touch-a-Truck event by East Coast Construction.

Touch-a-Truck raises $3,200 for Portsmouth library

Above: Mathew Palmer, 5, pretends he’s driving an excavator brought to the Touch-a-Truck event by East Coast Construction. Photo by Jim McGaw. PORTSMOUTH — This was better than being a kid in a candy store. At Saturday’s Touch-a-Truck, the Portsmouth Free Public Library’s annual fund-raiser, kids get to climb into some BIG vehicles and act out their

Rob White, a Webelos den leader, helps 9-year-old Gavin Craig of Cub Scout Pack 77 make a contact during Field Day at Glen Park Sunday morning. Gavin eventually found someone in South Florida who answered him back. Photo by Jim McGaw.

Radio ‘hams’ display improv skills in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — Ham radio operators had to do a little improvising over the weekend. But that’s what they do best, according to Bob Beatty, public information officer for the Newport County Radio Club. Amateur radio enthusiasts from around the local area descended on Glen Park Saturday and Sunday to participate in Field Day, an annual

Volunteer Michael Raymos (left) makes a new friend near the dunk tank at Glen Park Sunday. Photo by Jim McGaw

Players meet the challenge at Portsmouth Jamboree

PORTSMOUTH — Ann-Marie Dincher fought back tears as she tried to explain what the Challenger League has meant to her 7-year-old son, Luke, and her family. “We started this program when he turned 5,” said Ms. Dincher, the coach of the GSV Challenger team from Jersey Shore, Penn., which traveled to the annual Challenger Jamboree

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Portsmouth Girl Scouts get OK for archery at Glen Park

PORTSMOUTH — There will be arrows flying in Glen Park May 16-17, but don’t expect the town to make a habit of allowing archery there. The Town Council Monday night voted unanimously to grant a special permit for the Portsmouth Girl Scouts to offer archery at the park during its annual Service Unit Camp Out, despite

Boy Scouts Troop 1 members David Wordell (left), 17, and Kyle Judy, 12, pack up a tent at the end of the Jamboree Sunday at Glen Park.

Portsmouth Boy Scouts make connections over airwaves

PORTSMOUTH — Twelve-year-old Kyle Judy made a lot of long-distance calls over the weekend. “I was talking to people from Illinois, I got a guy from Arkansas, one from Indiana. I got one from Jamaica,” said Kyle. But the member of Boy Scout Troop 1 in Portsmouth wasn’t punished. In fact, he was rewarded with a

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