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The Webelos Scouts of Den 5 and 8
from Crofton Pack 115

Winter Camp Feb 28 - Mar 1. 2014

The Webelos Scouts of Den 5 and 8 from Crofton Pack 115
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(Top Row):

Stephen Barger, a Webelos Scout in Den 8 is helped by his Dad lining up the final screws on a duck box.

Webelos Den Leader Stephen Barger explains the purpose of the wood duck boxes and directions for assembling.

The scouts inventory their wood duck boxes prior to assembly.

(Middle Row):

Webelos Den 5 leader Scott Cochrane holds the boards as his son Zeffram nails the side piece. Building the wood duck boxes meets part of the Webelos Craftsman skills badge.

The Severtsons of den 5 check out their duck box after completing the assembly.

Jackson Sjoberg a Webelos Scout and son of Pack 115 leader Brian Sjoberg nails the front entry of the wood duck box.

The Webelos Scouts of Den 5 and 8 from Crofton Pack 115 gather around their finished wood duck boxes. Overall the boys assembled 12 new nesting places for Maryland's ducks.

(Bottom Row):

Boys are listening to Webelos Den Leader Stephen Barger explain assembly instructions.

Don Snow sets up tools in preparation for wood duck next box building.

Scouts dryfitting their boxes before before final assembly with glue, screws and nails.

Winter Camp:

Every year Cub Scout Pack 115 goes to the Broadcreek Memorial Scout reservation for a three day cabin camping experience. This year's camp was held 28 Feb to 1 March and more than 50 boys with an adult scouting partner attended camp. The scouts complete outdoor tasks that meet their rank requirements and encourage camaraderie, sportsmanship and practice Leave No Trace opportunities not available in their local community.

This year's camp adopted the theme of the Winter Olympics with the boys sledding, hiking, and competing in Olympic themed events. Winter Camp is also a special time for pack 115 as they teach Respect and Citizenship by conducting an official flag retirement ceremony for the community's worn and tattered flags.

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