In order to achieve Eagle Scout status, the highest rank of the scouting program, a Scout must earn 21 merit badges. There are more than 100 merit badges, and each Scout is encouraged to pursue the skills they are passionate about. Continue Reading →
On Saturday at Camp Seton about 80 Cub Scouts and their parents gave shape to race cars crated from wood blocks during the second of two Pinewood Derby workshops. In anticipation of the March 11 Pinewood Derby, the boys each selected a template and stenciled the pattern onto a block of wood. From there, they put on safety goggles and cut out their cars in the woodshop. Lastly, the process of sanding began. “They learn the fundamentals of woodworking and safety, and make a cool car,” said special events coordinator Emilia Schiro, who was overseeing the event with District Director Ray Garrison. The boys also had a chance to purchase decals, weights, and colored wheels to enhance their cars before taking them home to assemble and paint. Continue Reading →
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Camp Seton is part of the Greenwich Council Scouting program that offers outdoor activities to boy scouts and cub scouts. At the culmination of the cub scouts’ first week of camp, the Greenwich Fire Department, GEMS, and the Greenwich Police Department visited the cubs to teach them about Greenwich’s emergency services.
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