Scouts Welcome Firefighters

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Boy Scouts of America Verdugo Hills Council (located in Glendale) hosts a Resident Cub Camp (sleep away) every summer hosting boys 7 years to 10 years old. Several Scouts from local packs throughout the Glendale, Eagle Rock and Burbank areas attended this year’s overnight.

On June 23, during the overnight, a small brush fire erupted near the Golden State (5) Freeway at the crossover. Firefighters knocked it down quickly. While campers were never in danger, it did make travel conditions difficult.

Once the fire was cleaned up, firefighters came to camp where the local Scouts offered them a hot lunch.

The Cub Scout camp offers an opportunity for young Scouts to learn more about scouting and prepare for Boy Scouts. Youth staff comprises local Boy Scouts (ages 11-17) who are given the chance to teach the younger Scouts and develop leadership skills. This year’s theme was Dino Dig in which Scouts explored fossils and geology and “leave no trace” principles. Camp was Tuesday, June 23 to Saturday, June 27.

Boys participated in swimming activities including swim safety and shooting sports like archery and BB guns.

The camp director was Kelly Nassiri (of Verdugo Hills Council) and the camp program director was Joe Wilke (of Verdugo Hills Council, Pack 225).

Submitted by Leslie DICKSON