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Charles Lea Center students get chance to join Boy Scouts

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The newly inducted Boy Scout Troop at the Charles Lea Center. (Aug. 18, 2014/FOX Carolina) The newly inducted Boy Scout Troop at the Charles Lea Center. (Aug. 18, 2014/FOX Carolina)
SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina) -

A new Boy Scout troop was inducted on Monday, giving the 28 men the chance to become a scout for the first time.

The troop was started at the Charles Lea Center, which provides services, care and homes for more than 1,400 Spartanburg County residents with disabilities and special needs.

Monday morning, new troop 0195 was dressed in their uniforms and took their Boy Scout oaths as they have never had the chance to join before. They also received their Scout Joining Badges in front of family and fellow students.

"What we all share, though, is the world bond of scouting," said Greg Leitch, CEO of the Palmetto Council. "Every one of these new scouts are excited about the adventures and the things that they're going to experience."

Leitch said the troop's program will be as exciting as everyone else's, modified to their needs and abilities.

"They'll still get to experience the outdoors, they'll still get to experience the excitement of scouting and the fun things that we do, just in a scale that's more comfortable for them," he said.

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