Fifty-eight young men from the Kanza District gathered Friday, June 8th and Saturday, June 9th, at Camp Kanza. Day Camp is a program for Cub Scouts to learn new skills while having a great time in the out-of-doors. Activities around a Jungle Book Theme greeted the campers and adult leaders.
Friday evening started with learning to geocash followed with hot dogs over an open fire and a performance by the Mic-O-Say dancers. A few spent the night while the rest came in early Saturday morning.
The camp provided a wide variety of activities. The canopy they learned to braid a lanyard with Jeri Shaefer. The obsticle course started with the tent set up, this was followed by the swinging plank and the monkey bridge.
The American Flag is always part of any scouting activity.
Keeping your ballance while swinging on the ropes of a monkey bridge is always a challenge. The cubs worked their way across only to do it again.
Archery and bb guns are exciting activities that all boys look forward to doing. Bows and arrows provided by the Pony Express Council are sized for Cub Scout use.
After lunch there is always a quiet activity, at least one that the boys aren't running, jumping, etc for a period of time. This year Dr. Phill Pointer from Maryville, MO brought his snake collection. His presentation included instruction on different snakes and which ones are dangerous. The best part was getting to hold one.
photo from Carol Hager Facebook album.
Cub Scouts serves boys from ages 6 to 11. The Kanza District is part of the Pony Express Council and is comprised of Atchison, Doniphan, and Brown Counties. Carol Hager was the Camp Director this year.