Cub Scouts in 'jungle': 164 youths enjoy week of camp
By KRISTIAN HAMMOND
Coweta County Cub Scouts from the Flint River Council are taking a journey into the jungle this week at the 2012 Jungle Book themed day camp.
“We had 164 scouts register for the camp along with over 100 parent volunteers.” said Chrissy Langley, the program director.
“We have live animal shows all week with birds of prey, snakes, and even rainforest animals,” Langley said. “The scouts earn belt loops, achievements on their rank trail, and pins for doing the activities at the camp, and have a lot of fun as they go. We also have Boy Scouts who earn service hours by volunteering to help out.”
The camp is held every year with excellent enrollments and different themes each year. This year’s theme is “Jungle Book,” which has transformed the fairgrounds into an African savannah and tropical rainforest.
“We like to think we are detail oriented when it comes to these camps,” said camp leader Jenny Cowdell. “Our husbands have even gotten in on it. We put a lot of effort into the camp, but it’s always fun.”