Bend-area Cub Scouts will learn while having boatloads of fun at day camp next week. Scouts converge on Shevlin Park June 25-28, with the theme of "Pirates." They'll practice buccaneer-style skills such as "aaaar-chery" and BB gun shooting, plus team sports, leather craft, and woodworking, among other activities.
Nature hikes, animal identification, and demonstrations by outdoor professionals are also included in the daily sessions, held at the park's Fremont Meadow from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Scouts also learn teamwork, citizenship and practice their community-service skills, and there's always the chance they'll find buried treasure.
Eye patches and shoulder parrots are optional.
Who are Central Oregon's Boy Scouts?
The largest civic leadership training, conservation and community service group in the region, Fremont District of the Crater Lake Council, Boy Scouts of America serves over 1,300 boys, young men and women age six to 21 in Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts, Webelos, Boy Scouts, Venture, Explorers and Varsity. Boy Scouts and almost 500 volunteer leaders provide over 380,000 hours annually of community service, leadership training, emergency medical response training, environmental restoration, and disaster preparedness and assistance to citizens of the three-county region. The Fremont District serves Crook, Jefferson and Deschutes counties.