Tiger Scouts invade local business

Apr 14, 2014
Photo by: Donated LEARNING ABOUT SIGNS — Pictured from left are Jacob Deaver, Aydan Messer, Wogene East, David Crawford and Evan Moore.

On Monday, April 7, four Tigers were spotted at A to Z Signs & Engraving on Sulphur Springs Road.

The local Pack 370 Tiger Cub Scouts were on another of their "Go See It!" field trips intended to teach the Scouts about various topics and introduce them to local resources.

“We are always looking for opportunities to teach the boys new things using hands-on experiences,” said den leader Larry East. Joan and Garth Barnes, the owners of A to Z, were very gracious to host our first-graders and their parents. The parents were just as intrigued by the sign making process as the Scouts."

Jacob Deaver, A to Z's chief designer, gave the group a quick tour and then got down to business. Using the Cub Scout emblem as an example, Deaver showed the Scouts how to pull the logo off a website and then used special software and skill to create a reverse image of the emblem. A specialized printer that looked like a robot arm printed and cut out the Cub Scout logo on a sticker for each member of the group.

Deaver then took the group to the garage where the company has been working on car and boat decals. Garth Barnes explained that business has been very good and that sign producers can be a good indicator of the economy with increasing real estate signage and signage for new businesses.

The Scouts ended the tour by asking lots of questions and left with a new red sticker and other giveaways generously donated by A to Z.

Pack 370 wishes to thank A to Z for its generosity and support of the Scouts.

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