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April 19, 2015 -- WCVE Studios - Midlothian, VA

As one of more than 50 local groups, BSA Troop 800 and Cub Scout Pack 800 from Bethel Baptist Church in Midlothian, VA, were invited to give the community an in-person look at what Scouting has to offer.

2015 WCVE Explore The Outdoors

WCVE's Explore The Outdoors is an event co-sponsored by The Community Idea Stations, Science Matters and Ready to Learn and Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation with the intent of providing the community an introduction to available outdoor opportunities in our area for people of all ages to participate in.

BSA Troop 800 had numerous displays and interactive exhibits onsite including:

  • an authentic indian teepee, which is typically used for ceremonial purposes
  • kayaks and canoes
  • a pinewood derby race track used by the Cub Scouts for their annual Pinewood Derby races
  • a knife exhibit
  • a leather work station where people were able to create their own leather souvenirs
  • a branding station
  • a knot-tying station
  • a camp cooking demonstration with fruit cobblers freshly made in cast iron dutch ovens on hot coals
  • a tomahawk throwing range

The two exhibits which garnered the most attention by far were the camp cooking exhibit, where guests were given the opportunity to sample freshly made fruit cobblers and the tomahawk throwing station, where anyone who could pick up a tomahawk was given the opportunity to throw.  Even when the rain came, guests continued to line up waiting for an opportunity to throw.

Kroger Card

Kroger's Community Rewards Program will donate a percentage of your in-store purchases to the charitable organization of your choice -- hopefully BSA Troop 800.  All you have to do to make this happen is link your Kroger Plus Shopper's Card to the Troop's account.  This costs you nothing.  Your spending is 100% confidential and this program DOES NOT affect your earnings toward fuel program discounts.  

Click here or on the Kroger Plus Shopper's Card above to learn more.