SPECIAL CUB SCOUT PROGRAMS PLANNED!!
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*NEW* PARENT & PAL
August 9 & 10 at Camp Berry
We are pleased to announce the booking of a special evening program….LOA FIRE. They are a group of professional pyro performers. You will see fire twirling, fire eating, and all sorts of cool things done with fire. Also included will be fire science and fire safety education. Check out their website: LOAFIRE.com. The program will be in lieu of the evening campfire program to start around 9 p.m. RAIN OR SHINE – they have back-up LED lighting that can be done indoors for inclement weather. This performance fit nicely into our Earth, Wind and Fire theme for this camp.
Other activities planned during the day are the making of Rain Gauges, planting your own herb garden, BB’s, Archery, swimming, and fishing. Before the program, a nature walk will teach you how to listen, look and enjoy your surroundings in nature. And, let’s not forget the great meals that will be served. Each participant will receive a specially designed T-Shirt and patch to take home.
Did you say you cannot attend Parent and Pal for the entire weekend? But, you would like to still come and see the evening program.
This special engagement will be open to all scouts and scouters to attend. Everyone is welcome. All we ask is for you to contribute a $3.00 fee at the door to deter the cost for this special engagement.
We are all very excited about this special program and hope to have a full house for the event
Did You Miss It?
MOM & ME
Wow, me and Mom had a great time at Camp Berry this weekend. I don’t know which one of us had more fun, me or her. She is kinda sad though ‘cause I’m a Webelos II this year so she won’t get to go to Mom and Me anymore.
Wait a minute – You don’t know what Mom and Me is? I can’t believe it. We got to spend a whole day and night at Camp Berry (without my sister) and we set-up our tent, well – really a boy scout helped us. We had a yummy lunch with some of the other boys from my Pack and then we got to do all kinds of great camp stuff. We made a helicopter, rubber band rocket, a boomerang and we even made paper airplanes and the Tower Master flew them off the climbing tower.
After a while this hot air balloon blew up and we even got to take a ride in it! They had another balloon too that we got to look inside of and see how it was put together. When we were done playing with the balloons and stuff all the rest of the camp opened up. We had BB, archery, fishing, boating, climbed the tower and swimming. Mom wanted to go see what the men were cooking at the Lewis Camp Site (she said it was a sight she needed to see in person) so I went with her and we had some great food and I got to help cook it.
The dining hall was air conditioned so we had supper there and then went back out and finished up the camp stuff and took a wagon ride around camp and visited a fort. Did you know there was a Fort at Camp Berry – it was pretty cool. When it got to be night time, the boys and girls that helped us at camp went to the fire and we sang songs and they did a funny skit. When they were all done, we got to do our own skits and songs too.
I was really tired, mom was too, so we went to our tent and slept all night. The End
At Camp Lakota this summer we have a new international staff member. His name is Mahmoud and he is from across the Atlantic Ocean all the way from Egypt. Mahmoud is 22 years old and helps out at the Lakota climbing tower. His uniform is different from ours but according to him; the scouts in Egypt say the same oath and law.
The Egyptian scouting program is Mahmoud’s passion. He loves scouting in both our country and his own. He also enjoys soccer which is a very popular pass time in Egyptian scouting. Ping pong is another popular game for scouts to play, especially the young ones registered in the Egyptian Cub Scout program.
The Egyptian scouts also have a program for young men ages 17-21. This program is called Rover Scouts. Rover Scouts is a great way for older scouts to stay in touch with friends and become better leaders even on to their college years. Mahmoud’s scouting program is respectful of all religions just like ours. He was also very impressed by the way our scouting program was so well organized. Mahmoud is great to work with and we will enjoy having him on staff this year.
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