Cub Scout Day Camp Blasts Off to Adventure!

Arrow of light scouts canoeing

With excited looks, youthful play and water bottles in tow, 75 youth participated in the annual Shawnee District Cub Scout Day Camp. Held at Cape Girardeau County Park North last week, the Day Camp is a week-long opportunity for youth ages 6-10 to learn outdoor & life skills, science and art. Activities are tailored to each age group.

The Boy Scouts of America recently added STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) opportunities to their Day Camp program, which were on full display with this year’s theme - “Out of this World!” - which had youth participating in space themed experiments and adventures. Volunteers from MARS instructed the youths on amateur radio operations while other volunteers covered topics such as the planets, star charts, laser cutting, robotics, scientific experiments and geology. Youth also participated in fun activities such as outdoor cooking, canoeing, BB guns, archery, fishing, hiking, fire building and much, much more.

Camp Director Neal McGuire states, “Neither the rain nor the July heat dampened the spirit of the youths at this years’ camp. They had a really great time and are already looking forward to next years’ camp. On behalf of the Shawnee District Day Camp Committee, we would like to express sincere gratitude to all volunteers, the staff of Cape Girardeau County Parks, the Missouri Conservation Department and all of the businesses that help make this camp possible.”

This event is held each summer and is open to the public, both boys and girls, and you do not have to be a registered Cub Scout to attend.

Learning archery skills

The Boy Scouts of America prides itself on over 150 years of service, adapting its program regularly to create opportunities for America’s youth and to teach the aims and methods of Scouting.

If you or your business would like to help with the 2020 Day Camp, please call the Boy Scout Ritter Service Center at 573-335-3346.

Canoe launch
Getting some exercise with Rowdy
Learning about electrical circuits