Troops 260 & 262 Explore Sunrise Park

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The Scouts of 260 and 262 had a terrific skills weekend at our local gem of a park, Sunrise Park. The weather welcomed the Scouts with clear skies and mild temperatures at the end of April. This annual tradition is an ideal way for first year Scouts, who have recently crossed over from Cubs, to get acclimated to the skills and high adventure of Scouts. Scouts learned to pitch a tent, start a fire, cook on the campfire, knife safety skills, nature identification, orienteering and much more!

Photo by Krystal Holmes
The girls of Troop 262 are all smiles in front of their stockpile of firewood. From the left: Addison Holmes, Amelia Shanks, Makenna Sattan, Katie Tini, Cami LaValley, Izzy Farroni.

This trip was extra special this year as it was the first camp outing for our girls’ Troop 262. The girls’ teamwork and sense of adventure really shone through. The girls were eager to learn and try new things. They started their fire without matches, successfully cooked multiple meals on the campfire, and navigated an orienteering course for the first time. The girls proudly won the patrol bake off between both troops with their Death by Chocolate cupcakes. The camaraderie of the girls was evident throughout the weekend as they played games and sat chatting by the campfire.

Photo by Krystal Holmes
Following their knife safety lesson, two girls practice whittling. Scarlett Coleman, near, Makenna Sattan, beyond.

If you are a girl or you have a daughter, niece, or friend who is interested in outdoor adventure, Troop 262 is still growing and is welcoming new scouts. The troop works on important life skills, while also developing leadership and teamwork skills. Scouting events are great fun, providing a mix of adventure and skill building plus time to yourself to reflect, grow and enjoy mother nature. Both troops have weekly meetings Tuesday from 7 to 8:30 pm at Second Baptist Church, so stop by anytime to learn more.

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