North Ames Boy Scout Troop 140 recently volunteered at the Story City Carousel. The troop enjoyed selling tickets and assisting visitors at the 100 year-old local attraction. Those involved included (front row, from left) Assistant Scoutmaster Thom Marsh, scouts Ben Carlson, Kevin Maxwell, Johannes Gassman, Zach Butenhoff, Noah Peterson, (second row, from left) Jeffrey Marsh, Andrew Novy, Alec Rosentrater, Assistant Scoutmaster Jamie Butenhoff, Tad Diress. Not pictured: Trajan and Galen Thornburg, Scoutmaster Robert Thornburg. Following the volunteer activity, the scouts’ families enjoyed an old-fashioned swimming party at the Story City Swimming Pool where an "epic cannoball contest" was held. Boys 11-17 years of age are invited to contact these leaders about joining Troop 140 through http://amestroop140.scoutlander.com/.

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