Archive for Thursday, August 31, 2006

Scouting news

August 31, 2006

Boy Scouts of America Venturing Crew 2052 attended Anchor's Aweigh at Quivera Scout Ranch near Wichita July 17 to 21.

The girls learned and/or acquired new skill levels in canoeing, kayaking, small motor boating, two-man sailing and large team schooner sailing. The crew backpacked and camped in various spots on the lake, working toward their Sea Scout Bronze Award. Those who earned the award were Jo Anna Male, Eudora; Alexis Tommer and Ameila Wilson, both of Baldwin City; and Carol Fittell and Camille Fittell, both of Lawrence.

  • The crew participated in the Council Venturing Summer Camp -- "Bartle Blast" at Camp H Roe Bartle Scout Reservation Aug. 9 to 14 with a one day add-on canoeing mini-high adventure.

Various types of activities such as luaus, a limbo contest, dances, treasure hunt and a Pirate costume party took place.

Other activities like shot-gun, black powder, rifle, scuba, biking, archery, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, bead work, looms, various games and the Iron Chef Contest, all fine tuned the skills of the Venturers. The crew placed second in the Iron Chef Contest and third in the treasure hunt.

Future activities include training/hiking for Philmont 2007-on-going, Canoeing on the Tahlequah River, Oklahoma, helping with Webelos Weekend and VLSC Training in September, District Camporee-Mafeking II, Maple Leaf Festival and helping with the Halloween Train in Baldwin City in October, IBEX Climbing Lock-in in November and the Winter High Adventure to OKPIK at Northern Tier with a side trip to Canada for one night.

The group will be snow-shoeing, ice fishing, dog sledding, cross-country skiing, building snow domes for shelter and winter hiking and camping for seven days over the Christmas Holiday.

The crew focuses mainly on high adventure activities.

The next meeting is at 7 p.m. Sept. 14 at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church on Sixth Street in Lawrence.

The crew meets at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursday of each month. All sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade girls are invited attend.

Active members of a Girl Scout troop are also welcome to participate in some of the activities.

For more information about any of the events or activities, call Ralena McCurdy at 542-3050 or 865-6095.

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