Cub Scouts enjoy 100th Camporall

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Cub Scouts of Aurora Pack 3269 braved rain, sleet and hail to participate in the Great Trail Council's 100th anniversary Camporall the weekend of May 16-18 at Kent State University's Dix Stadium and Fieldhouse.

Boy Scout troops and Cub Scout packs from throughout the council region participated. Aurora is in the Seneca District of the Great Trail Council.

The Cub Scouts experienced an oldtime sawmill featuring a band saw turning logs into boards, wood branding, a rope bridge, block and tackle, ropemaking and chainsaw sculptures.

Inside the fieldhouse, they learned about the challenges people with handicaps have to overcome and ran a wheelchair obstacle course. They also built air-powered rockets and battery-operated motors.

There were opportunities to mine for gems and throw football around the Dix Stadium field. Other activities included a rock-climbing wall, BMX bikes and all-terrain skateboards.

A Saturday evening show featured Magician Jason Allen. The Cub Scouts camped with the Boy Scouts from Aurora Troop 265 and experienced firsthand how the older Scouts camp and cook.

"It was a great weekend to celebrate 100 years of Scouting in our area," said Cubmaster Paul Tanski.

Cub Scout Pack 3269 will accept new members at its June 5 meeting at 7 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. Those interested are encouraged to come a little early to meet the leaders and learn more about what Cub Scouting has to offer.

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