Scouts complete Good Turn Initiative at Fall Camporee

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of scouting in Greenwich, Boy Scouts recently held their 2012 Fall Camporee and completed a service project at the Pomerance Property at Wyndygoul Estate, the former home of Ernest Thompson Seton who founded the Greenwich Council.

There were 115 Scouts and volunteers on site to help clear four trails in the Pomerance Property and Montgomery Pinetum, marking this as the 100th service project over the last two years. It also marked the successful completion of the Greenwich Scouting “Good Turn for Greenwich” service initiative.

The trail restoration project was followed by Native American-themed activities including tomahawk making, basket weaving, playing games and building teepees. Additionally, the scouts held a Grand Council around a campfire at Seton’s Medicine Rock where the Woodcraft Indians held their Grand Councils more than 100 years ago. Troop 37 Scoutmaster Bob Neilsen acted as the Grand Council Chief, arriving by canoe in full Native American garb.

Greenwich Scouting allows local youth to participate in fun programs like the fall Camporee, building character, fostering volunteerism and exploring the outdoors to help prepare them for life. Through continued partnerships and the efforts of more than 300 volunteers, Greenwich Scouting hopes to continue to provide greater opportunities to boys and girls, through Cub Scout Packs, Boy Scout Troops, Venturing Crews, Explorer Posts and Learning For Life Groups for the next 100 years.

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