by Angela Roth, Camp Director
Occoquan District DAY CAMP was held at Leesylvania State park this past June. Over 118 Cub Scouts took on the theme of “Passport to Adventure” in our beautiful state park that sits on the Potomac River.
While Day Camp offers many traditional Scouting activities like Archery, sling shots and BB guns the boys also took part in Crafts, Woodworking, Nature Study, Field Games, STEM and Fishing stations. The program also offered a chance to walk across a rope bridge and learn all about knots from our district chairman, Mr. Peirce. These Cub Scouts had many opportunities to earn achievements and even shooting awards! Some exciting elements to camp this year were found at the STEM station. Scouts made “potato clocks” and cool magnetic SLIME! In addition, we had a special guest, Mrs. Fox, who taught the boys all about bag pipes and even played them for us. It was a great way to start off our week.
On our last day of camp, we held family fun day! Parents, siblings and other family members all attended camp with their Scouts. Everyone enjoyed crafts and field games together. Even though the annual firetruck spray visit got cancelled due to mechanical issues, the Scouts and their families played in the morning rain and no one left dry.
Thank you to all our volunteers and den walkers who made an incredible week of Scouting memories for these young Scouts. Our Program Director, Justin, is already working on next year’s theme, “Under the Sea!” We hope to have you all back for more Scouting adventures next June!