Day Camp and Egg Drop Tradition Continued This Year – Virtually

 In Council News, Cub Scout Day Camp

Cub Scout Day Camp wrapped up Friday last week with a bang, as campers and staff enjoyed skits, songs, and jokes by the group. Following the campfire, the annual Egg Drop event went under way, with campers dropping egg drop devices from balconies across Piedmont.

This year, given the COVID-19 Pandemic, we were unable to have the camp in-person. So we continued the tradition virtually online. The Venturing Camp Service Crew, with a group of teens led by Bridget Bentley, adjusted the plan to allow the camp to operate online this year. We delivered materials to campers houses, and adjusted the activities so they could be done over video-conferencing. Staff and campers did a great job of flexibly adjusting to this new mode of communication and connecting online, and we are very humbled in having the opportunity to connect virtually with the campers over the entire week.

The theme this year was “Down on the Farm” and we weaved this into many activities. Campers decorated and planted seeds in a terra cotta pot and watched the plants grow all week. They learned about First Aid, how to cook Sweet Potato Biscuits (here’s the recipe if you are interested: Sweet Potato Recipe), and learned how to draw farm animals. It was a week of reconnecting with friends and learning something new. We had a blast and hope to see you all in-person soon!

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