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Cubs go to camp: Scouts descend on S Bar F

Cub Scouts swim at Nim’s Lake during day camp at the S bar F Scout Ranch south of Farmington.

Jeannie Barton-Northrup,

Cub scouts converged on Camp Famous Eagle at the S Bar F Scout Ranch south of Farmington during the week of July 17 for day-camp entertainment.

Organizers scheduled fun, educational activities for the three-day event, including civil war re-enactment, horseback riding, STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) activities, swimming, and crafts.

Scouts separated into groups called “dens” based on age.

The youngest group included children entering kindergarten, while the oldest included kids ready for the 5th grade.

Parents of the youngest two groups were required to attend with their children; attendance was optional for the parents of the older dens.

Not even stormy weather kept the scouts from having a great time.

The Department of Conservation gave indoor presentations, and the staff devised creative games for scouts to play until lightning was no longer a factor and they could go outside.

The safety of the children was the top priority for staff, said one parent. Lifeguards performed swimming evaluations before children were allowed to enter more advanced areas of the lake playground.

At the end of the three days, participants seemed exhausted but ready to look forward to returning for more fun next year.


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