This airbrushed troop trailer is a literal work of art

The coolest thing to hit the streets of central Ohio isn’t a flashy sports car or tricked-out truck.

It’s Troop 510’s new trailer.

Michael Brooks created the airbrushed design. Brooks is one of the adult volunteers with the New Concord, Ohio, troop and its associated Venturing Crew 510. The troop and crew are part of the Muskingum Valley Council.

Look closer

In the full-size photos below, you’ll see the details make the difference.

On one side of the trailer, try to spot all eight Wood Badge critters. Can you find the Beaver, Bobwhite, Eagle, Fox, Owl, Bear, Buffalo and Antelope? Beavers are disproportionately represented — three instead of one — because Troop 510’s Scoutmaster, the Scoutmaster’s son and Brooks himself all “used to be” Beavers.

And look! Up in the sky! That’s not a bird or plane but the Friendship 7, the capsule in which John Glenn became the first man to orbit the earth. Glenn, a Silver Buffalo Award recipient and father of an Eagle Scout, grew up in New Concord.

The trailer’s other side features a list of Troop 510’s Eagle Scouts and Scoutmasters. Each list goes back to Troop 510’s founding in 1923 — more than nine decades ago.

And what about that roof?

To prevent scratches on the roof, Brooks applied a thick coat of Raptor spray-on bed liner.

“Might be a nice tip for other units,” he says.

Full-size photos

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