Photo Gallery: Scouts earn badges, gain knowledge at Camp Perry Summer Camp

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RIO HONDO — Scouts from throughout the Rio Grande Valley have gathered for Camp Perry Summer Camp 2023 to earn merit badges, make rank, prepare for emergencies, care for the wounded and make new friends.

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Instructors help scouts with their archery on the range Wednesday, July 5, 2023, during a free camp held by the Rio Grande Council of the Boy Scouts of America at Camp Perry. (Denise Cathey/The Brownsville Herald)
Instructor Javier Gonzalez watches for proper form as a Life Scout takes aim at the target with his bow Wednesday, July 5, 2023, for a free camp held by the Rio Grande Council of the Boy Scouts of America at Camp Perry. (Denise Cathey/The Brownsville Herald)
A scout holds out the shotgun for instructor Omar Flores to load with ammunition on the rifle range Wednesday, July 5, 2023, during a free camp held by the Rio Grande Council of the Boy Scouts of America at Camp Perry. (Denise Cathey/The Brownsville Herald)
An empty ammunition round pops out of the chamber as a scout takes aim at a flying target Wednesday, July 5, 2023, during a free camp held by the Rio Grande Council of the Boy Scouts of America at Camp Perry. (Denise Cathey/The Brownsville Herald)
A scout practices form at the rifle range Wednesday, July 5, 2023, during a free camp held by the Rio Grande Council of the Boy Scouts of America at Camp Perry. (Denise Cathey/The Brownsville Herald)
Instructors help scouts practice shooting moving targets on the rifle range Wednesday, July 5, 2023, during a free camp held by the Rio Grande Council of the Boy Scouts of America at Camp Perry. (Denise Cathey/The Brownsville Herald)
A group of scouts play a game of kickball Wednesday, July 5, 2023, during a free camp held by the Rio Grande Council of the Boy Scouts of America at Camp Perry. (Denise Cathey/The Brownsville Herald)
A Life Scout leads a group of first year campers through their first aid lesson Wednesday, July 5, 2023, during a free camp held by the Rio Grande Council of the Boy Scouts of America at Camp Perry. (Denise Cathey/The Brownsville Herald)

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Scouts earn badges, gain knowledge at Camp Perry Summer Camp