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Cub Scouts learn about nature in wetlands at Turkey Creek


The Toqua District Cub Scouts participated in a conservation project at the Turkey Creek Wetlands on Friday, Sept. 24.

Brenda Ferrell, the Toqua District Cub Scout Advancement Chairperson, said the boys learned about wetlands, and various wildlife and vegetation and removed litter from the area.

The Cub Scouts are divided into groups depending upon their age. The first-grade boys are called tigers; second-grade are wolves; third-grade are bears and the fourth- and fifth-grade boys are weeblos. Conservationist Mark Campen led the boys on a hike and pointed out various markings on the trail. He was able to show the boys which animals had recently been on the trail and pointed out various markings to make the boys more aware of the wetland.

Campen represented the Isaak Walton League, which is one of the oldest conservation groups in the United States.

Many of the boys were working toward their conservation merit badges.




 

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