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North Fork Boy Scouts Enjoy Winter Filled With Fun

NORTH FORK — As always, the North Fork Boy Scout Troop 357 has had a busy winter.

In January, the Scouts spent the afternoon at Boomers! in Fresno, and before returning to North Fork, stopped at In-N-Out for dinner.

In February, the Scouts headed up to Shaver Lake for a day in the snow, and in March, traveled to Morro Bay for a weekend of camping and exploration.

After setting up camp at the Morro Bay State Park campground, the Scouts traveled a few miles south to Montana de Oro State Park to visit the beach and explore the tide pools.

Having worked up quite the appetite, the Scouts spent the evening preparing a hearty dinner, followed by a few rounds of Capture the Flag.

After preparing breakfast Sunday morning, the boys broke camp, then spent several hours at the beach at Morro Rock before returning to North Fork.

At their monthly meetings, the Scouts have been working on their Physical Fitness and Sports Merit Badges, as well as receiving instruction in First Aid and CPR from Bill Hartley of Sierra Ambulance.

As the First Aid/CPR instruction wraps up, a number of the Scouts are beginning to work on the Cooking Merit Badge — which will be a welcome addition to their skills on future camping trips.

The troop’s next planned activity is a trip to Magic Mountain, and later this month the troop will be participating in a tree planting service project at Bass Lake.

The troop will be holding a recruitment night at the Scout Building in North Fork on Thursday, Apr. 27, from 7 to 8 p.m. Both the cub pack and troop will be recruiting that evening.

Boys from 7 through 10 years of age are eligible for Cubs. Boys 11 through 17, or 10 ½ and going into the 6th grade, are eligible to become Boy Scouts.

Boys and parents interested in learning more about Scouting are encouraged to come to the recruitment night on the 27th and learn about the Scouting program.

For more information contact Dave Smith, Scoutmaster, at 559-877-2186.

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