March 12, 2012
On Saturday, February 25, over 800 boy scouts from the upstate came to Clemson for Boy Scout Day. Over 30 student-athletes from four teams gave the boy scouts tours of different athletic facilities and showed them a day in the life of a Clemson student-athlete.
The day started out with an opening speech from Head Baseball Coach Jack Leggett at Kingsmore Stadium. Members of the cheerleading squad then took the boy scouts to Historic Riggs Field, Death Valley and the Rock Norman indoor track and field facility.
At each facility, the respective teams led the boy scouts through various activities related to their sports. The men’s soccer team set up drills to teach the boy scouts dribbling and passing skills. Next, the boys went to the football stadium where they watched film, met some Tiger football players and ran down the Hill. Finally, the group went to the indoor track where they ran hurdles and tried the high jump.
It was a busy day, but the student-athletes enjoyed teaching the boys about their sports. When all of the tours and activities where completed, the boy scouts had the opportunity to attend the Clemson vs. Maine baseball game. This was the sixth consecutive year that Clemson has hosted Boy Scout Day and that the Solid Orange Squad and other student-athletes have volunteered for the event.
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