RUSSELL WOODS WEEKEND
APRIL 21-22, 2012The weekend offered mild weather for camping except for a cold overnight temperature of about 33 degrees. Activities included some hiking at Russell Woods, Totin'Chip instruction for those in need, a visit to the Natural Resource Center, and some individual cooking activity.
The Natural Resource Center provided some stuffed exhibits of local wildlife, some posters and displays, and live exhibits of snakes, turtles, and a salamander. A naturalist provided ideas and answered questions and also offered us a live introduction to an African Tortoise, which was 12 years old and about 42 pounds in weight. The naturalist allowed the boys to pet the turtle, delivered a nice presenation, and answered questions. It was a highlight event of our visit.
Their afternoon hike took them through the lower camping area to trails following the river. It was a perfect day for hiking with sunshine and a great temperature. Special attention was paid to native plants and animals.
Some of the individual cooking activities included dinner foil packs, where Scouts could create their own meal of their choice ingredients; ground beef, potatoes, carrots, asparagus, onions, green peppers.
Their breakfast included sausage links, hash brown potatoes, milk, juice. They also created their own custom made omelete consisting of choice ingredients, eggs, green peppers, onions, shredded cheese.
Before leaving we celebrated Bradley's 11th birthday with a song and some cupcakes.
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