Daniel Thomas, 9, practices archery with help from Boy Scout Joseph Barnes.
Daniel Thomas, 9, practices archery with help from Boy Scout Joseph Barnes.

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Cub Scouts learn outdoor skills at Twilight Camp

Published 9:02pm Monday, August 5, 2013

Cub Scouts from the Prairie District are spending evenings this week at Foscue Park learning about archery, wildlife, first aid and more.

The first day of “Twilight Camp” was held Monday, during which 11 scouts learned about archery, bird watching and how to to build a bird house.

Cortez Ward take a turn "bird watching."
Cortez Ward take a turn “bird watching.”

For the bird watching, the scouts used a canopy of wooden “birds” built by volunteer Don Shelf, who joked the fake birds weren’t scared away as easily by the boys as real ones.

The three-day camp will continue Tuesday, when scouts will learn about first aid with AMSTAR Ambulance and astronomy, and Wednesday, when water safety and wildlife conservation will be covered.

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