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Cub Scouts race to day camp

By KBell
June 18, 2011 at 1:18 a.m.

Jack Letsinger, 8, makes a pit stop to refuel his boxcar by drinking water during a race with his fellow Cub Scouts at Cub Scout Day Camp on June 9 at Our Lady of Victory School.  Sixty-five cub scouts were registered for the five-day day camp.

This year's Cub Scout Day Camp was all about racing - from stock cars to dirt bikes to paddle boats.

Of course, Cub Scouts earned their belt loops and pins while developing the core values of the Scouts, like loyalty, bravery and kindness at the camp.

For the kindergarten through fourth-grade boys, the week-long camp at Our Lady of Victory Church was all about companionship and competition. There were woodworking projects, leather crafts and a boxcar race that required pit stops, like a change of shoes.

Zachary Edgley, 10, who will be heading to the Boy Scouts, said he most enjoyed the BB gun and archery range "because you got to see all the boys having fun," he said.

His mom, the camp director, said seeing the week's festivities come together at the end was the best part for her.

On Friday, the about 65 boys and 50 volunteers performed skits, received their patches and held an indoor campfire (with fake wood because of the burn ban).

Parents "heard from the boys all week how much fun they were having, and on Friday, they actually got to come and see," Helena Edgley said.

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