Scouts-L Mail Archive for October of 1998: Re: Fw: cub scout service projects
Re: Fw: cub scout service projects
Mon, 5 Oct 1998 04:22:41 +0000
Every year Pack 440 has a Service Project / Day on the James.
The James river Park is operated by the City of Richmond and is a unique
Urban wilderness. The James River drops 200 feet in seven miles.
The Cubs favorite area is called "The Diasater Zone", one of the oldest
sections of the park that was very illconceived 25 years ago.
Origanally it was set up as a "typical" city park with paths, shelters,
and lots of bridges. Then three "Hundred year floods" hit. So much for
Our Service Project is to spend about 2 hours picking up trash along one
of the old electric plant dams. This involves climbing over, under, and
through trees that have been washed down river. The park naturalist is
very grateful because only the cubs can really get into some of those
We then spend a few hours at lunch, wading in the shallows, and talking
about man v. nature.
The park also boasts the only Bald Eagle nesting site in a capitol city
in the lower 48!
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