On May 14, nearly 20 Cub Scouts and their leaders arrived at Deukmejian Wilderness Park to do something most people did not know was possible: sleep overnight in the meadow.
As Scouts grow older it is important for them to practice their outdoor skills independent of their parents. Den 8 of Pack 360 and Pack 314 Webelos were able to achieve this requirement in our “own backyards” at Deukmejian Wilderness Park. It was extra special for the Scouts since they have already hiked over 10 miles in the park this year and completed service projects there.
Under the leadership of Leslie Dickson and Catherine Stockinger, the Cub Scouts spent their time practicing outdoor skills, cooking outdoors, building a fire, practicing first aid and outdoor ethics like Leave No Trace, and, most importantly, learning how to be good citizens. These Scouts are learning to be stewards of our natural resources. The entire community benefits from having a resource like Deukmejian Wilderness Park so close to home.