41st_oldcutlerhike_patchWe had a good turnout for the hike.  The morning started off pleasant but during registration, we got a dose of that Florida weather with a 5 minute down pour which only seemed to bother the Downtown area.  After that, we had nothing but clear skies for the entirety of the hike.

While the map/notes provided mention it as a 12.7 mile hike, there were a few parents tracking it an additional 3 miles.  The u-turn from 105th back to 88th Street is about a mile alone.  Nonetheless, the Scouts and Parents had a good rhythm for the majority of the hike and we all helped each other out.  I am extremely proud of our Scouts and congratulate them on this feat.

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Cubmaster Alex

We had our 1st campout of the season two weeks ago and I can definitely call it a success.  We have many new Scouts on board both camping and coming out for the Saturday activities and had a wonderful turnout.

The only thing I will say is that the weather was a nuisance to say the least.  It rained, it stopped, the sun came out, the clouds moved in, it rained some more…. This went on throughout the weekend but we all persevered.  The Scouts stood strong and didn’t let the weather dictate their outing!

There were many activities on Saturday right after a great breakfast.  We went on an early hike, followed by a few games of Dodgeball.  The leaders/parents also joined in and had their 2nd annual Dodgeball challenge vs. the Scouts.  The Parents were able to retain their title as they beat the Scouts once again!  Better luck next time Scouts….

smoresAfter lunch we all cooled off in the Pool followed by some free time, a Pinewood derby workshop and everybody joined in to cook Dinner.  After dinner, we had a quick campfire (due to the weather) and managed to stuff our faces in smores.

This was a great first campout as it was a good eye opener to the new Scouts and their Parents on what goes on.  I should also mention this was the first campout that we went green!  All the Scouts brought their meal kits and cleaned their own dishes.

green earth concept

This certainly was a win-win.  We were able to save space in the trailer, made cleanup considerably less, saved time, did our part in keeping the earth clean and if that was not enough, Scouts cleaned their own dishes.  We encourage all the Parents to purchase their own meal kit in order to keep this initiative moving.

 

 

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40th_oldcutlerhikeIt’s official and in the books.  The 40th Annual Old Cutler Hike took place on Saturday and the weather was absolutely wonderful.  We had a total of 11 kids along with 6 parents and guess what, WE ALL FINISHED!!!  During the trail, we saw many historic sites such as the Tequesta Circle, Viscaya, Mrs. Maud Black’ home to name a few.  We also had a great scavenger hunt which kept us all entertained and on point to go on.  At mile marker 6.5, we had lunch and relaxed for a good 20 minutes before we started the rest of the trek.  Sometime after 4:15, we reached our destination in Pinecrest and everyone let out a sign of relief.

I could not be prouder of these Scouts (as well as the leaders and Parents).  Kudos to All!

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Our first official family camping trip was held on 11/8-11/10/13 and there is only one word to describe it… Awesome!  What made is so awesome, I’ll tell you.. It was the amount of cubs that attended.  We had many old faces (no, I am not talking about us old people), I’m talking about season parents. […]