Scouts attend Camp Powhatan

Several members of the Webelos I Den of Cub Scout Pack 69 spent four days and three nights at Webelos Resident Camp at Camp Powhatan in Hiwassee during the first week of August.
Those representing Patrick County were Chance Corns, Gavin Fain, Jordan Harris, Hunter Heath, Hody Jones, Owen Nutter, Hunter Smith, Josiah Spangler, Xavier Torres, Jude Spangler and leaders Sandra Heath, Chad Corns and Heather Spence.
The mission of the Webelos Resident Camp program is to support packs by providing a quality camping experience. Resident Camp engages Scouts’ imaginations, creates enthusiasm for the outdoors, inspires boys to live the Cub Scout promise, and encourages them to move on to Boy Scouting. Cubrassic World was the 2016 premier event for Webelos this year.
Each day started off with raising of the flags on the parade field and breakfast. Afterwards, scouts went from station to station learning various life skills. The day was filled with awesome activities, themed food and wholesome fun.
After dinner, the scouts enjoyed swimming, fishing, gaga ball, archery, BB shooting, the trading post and much more. The scouts bunked in walled tents with cots.
The program at Camp Powhatan is built around the Webelos’ advancement program. The scouts had the opportunity to work on a Nova Down and Dirty Award, Archery Shooting Sports Rank, Earth Rocks, Webelos Walk About, First Responder and Cast Iron Chef requirements.
During the Webelos Walk About, the scouts went on a three mile hike, identified poisonous plants, recited the Outdoor Code and the Leave No Trace Principle and completed a service project.
The First Responder program included learning about first aid, what to do for the hurry cases such as someone with heart attack, stroke and poisoning, how to treat cuts, sunburns, stings, blisters, nosebleeds and more. The boys put together their own first aid kit. They created an emergency readiness plan and visited with a first responder and learned about various occupations and training.
The Scouts completed the requirements for the Cast Iron Chef. They learned about nutrition, budgeting for meals, food safety and prepared a meal over open campfire. They also earned the Earth Rocks Elective. They learned about geology and different rocks or minerals and thoroughly enjoyed the nature show at the Nature Lodge.
Blue Ridge Scout Reservation is located in Pulaski County on 17,500 acres of rugged beauty high in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The reservation consists of Camp Powhatan and Camp Ottari, with a network of over 100 miles of mountainous trails crossing the land between the two base camps. It is the largest council-owned Scout Reservation in the United States and provides summer camping experiences to over 10,000 participants each summer.
For over 50 years, the reservation has been a leader among Scout camps, pioneering new and exciting programs, and providing thousands of Scouts and Scouters with a positive camping experience.

Those representing Patrick County at Webelos Resident Camp were Chance Corns, Gavin Fain, Jordan Harris, Hunter Heath, Hody Jones, Owen Nutter, Hunter Smith, Josiah Spangler, Xavier Torres, Jude Spangler and leaders Sandra Heath, Chad Corns and Heather Spence.
Those representing Patrick County at Webelos Resident Camp were Chance Corns, Gavin Fain, Jordan Harris, Hunter Heath, Hody Jones, Owen Nutter, Hunter Smith, Josiah Spangler, Xavier Torres, Jude Spangler and leaders Sandra Heath, Chad Corns and Heather Spence.
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