East Side Scouts enjoy nature with picnic at Wolf Lake

2014-06-27T00:00:00Z East Side Scouts enjoy nature with picnic at Wolf LakeFor The Times nwitimes.com
June 27, 2014 12:00 am  • 

CHICAGO | Cub Scout Pack 773 recently held their annual "Get Outside" Picnic.

The Scouts met at Eggers Woods on the East Side of Chicago and hiked the three miles to Wolf Lake in Hegewisch where they held their picnic. Prior to the hike the Scouts learned the guidelines for "Leave No Trace." The Scouts picked up garbage along the way and got a lesson on how to identify poison ivy and ticks.

Once at Wolf Lake, the Scouts planted several trees at the Living Memorial. Although they were near a park, the Scouts spent most of their time fishing in Wolf Lake in an attempt to catch a fish for a patch. The Scouts also took time out of their day to meet with Barry Walker, natural resource coordinator, and donated several trees to be planted at the park as well as bird houses they made.

Next up for Cub Scout Pack 773 will be volunteering at the Southeast Side Relay for Life on July 11-12. If you would like to make a donation visit: http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR?fr_id=58339&pg=personal&px=37585739 or contact Joe Cordero at (219) 4739240.

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