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Boy Scouts dedicate pavilion to benefactor at Camp Tiak

Dedication ceremony at Camp Tiak Dedication ceremony at Camp Tiak

The Pine Burr Area Boy Scout Council held several dedication ceremonies at Camp Tiak in Fruitland Park Wednesday afternoon.

One of the facilities was the Grayson Pavilion in memory of long time boy Scout supporter James Grayson. Grayson was State Director of audit from 1968 to 1998. He lived in Mount Olive and worked closely with the scouts.

His family says he felt it was important for each scout to be able to go to camp each summer and paid for many to be able to so over the years.

Grayson's widow and son were on hand at the ceremony to help unveil a plaque in his honor that will hang at the pavilion in his memory.

"My dad loved Camp Tiak and loved helping boys and was really committed to making sure kids had a good experience  at camp," said David Grayson. "We are helping make sure that the kids can come here and have adequate facilities and a good experience."

Several new pavilions and the Equine Center were dedicated Wednesday.

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