Thursday, 28 November 2013 00:00
The Webelos II group of the Manhasset Pack 3 Cub Scouts is off to a great start this year. In September, they participated in a cookout at Bar Beach. They helped build a fire and made hot dogs. They learned how to peel and core apples, which they cooked over the fire, turning out a delicious apple crisp. Cooking is an invaluable skill for everyone, and the scouts have a great way of teaching life skills in a fun manner.
In October, this group went on a two-mile hike at the Sands Point Preserve led by Boy Scouts Steven Squillante and AJ Cannatella. During the hike they learned how to recognize poison ivy, use a compass, and they participated in a geocaching hunt. Geocaching is a world-wide hobby where little tins or are hidden or “cached” in parks and along hiking trails. There are more than 1.25 million caches around the world. Their locations are logged online using GPS coordinates; the scouts followed clues to find the caches. Prior to the hike, the scouts donated bat houses to the Sands Point Preserve. Monthly Cub Scout meetings are held at the Congregation Church and the Cub Scouts wish to thank Mary Miller, Director of Education, Friends of the Sands Point Preserve for her assistance in this adventure.