Girl Scout Troop 1975 has been enjoying exploring the outdoors this autumn, including seeing the natural impact of the recent hurricanes on our region. Our Cadettes have been working on their Eco-Trekker badge to learn how to responsibly hike with minimal impact. They hiked Umstead State Park and learned about the impact and pollution caused by runoff in our creeks and rivers following the storms. While camping at Camp Graham on Kerr Lake they saw more hurricanes damage first hand, including hiking over and under fallen trees and seeing the dramatically flooded lake. We also discovered a few still flooded roads on the drive there. The girls have also earned their Tree Badges learning tree identification, biology, and proper tree pruning as well as enjoying some fun tree crafts and snacks. That was capped off with a great afternoon at the JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State.
Cub Scout Pack 152
What better way to experience Scouting than to get outdoors? Cub Scout Pack 152 took their fall camping trip October 19-21 at Camp Durant in Carthage, NC. At camp, Scouts hiked, participated in activities where they learned about Native Americans, demonstrated citizenship by participating in flag ceremonies, provided service back to the camp, cooked for other Scouts and adults alike, enjoyed fellowship with their fellow Cub Scouts, and finished off the weekend with a Scout’s Own where they reflected on the weekend and their duty to God. At the end, everyone was tired, but looking forward to our spring camping trip in March!