Over the weekend Scouts of all ages participated in Greenwich Scouting’s Virtual Camporee and Cuboree.
Activities that would normally take place at the Council’s 238-acre camp property took place in kitchens, driveways, backyards and neighborhoods all over town.
Both events kicked off Saturday morning with a virtual flag raising ceremony and ended with a virtual campfire via Zoom.
“It was a perfect weekend to be outside and enjoy the weather,” said Senior District Executive, Chris Roehler. “Though the Scouts may have not had the opportunity to meet in person, they did through virtual meetings and were able to participate not only in activities with their families, but also with their fellow Scouts and leaders.”
Outdoor activities included hiking, biking, camping, cooking, woodworking, changing a bike tire and organizing a community service project. Virtual activities included knot-tying, first aid, learning Morse code, and trivia games on Kahoot.
“What a great day for youth in Greenwich,” said Eric Lindberg, Council President, adding, “Congratulations to the staff, leaders and our Scouts for committing their time to development, community service and fun!” For more information on local Scouting programs visit GreenwichScouting.org
Ethan Miklautsch, Star Scout, Troop 5, picks up trash with his brother Ryan at Shongalla Preserve in Cos Cob during Greenwich Scouting’s Virtual Camporee.