East Side Scouts take a northerly adventure

2014-02-26T00:00:00Z East Side Scouts take a northerly adventureFor The Times nwitimes.com
February 26, 2014 12:00 am  • 

CHICAGO | On Feb. 22, Cub Scouts of Pack 773,who meet on the East Side, braved the windy city and headed north to an "island" in Chicago, which is actually a peninsula.

The Scouts participated in Polar Adventure Days at Northerly Island, 1521 S. Linn White Drive, sponsored in conjunction with the city of Chicago and the Chicago Park District.

According to the Chicago Park District website, Northerly Island is a 91-acre peninsula that juts into Lake Michigan at the heart of the Museum Campus. It is located just south of the Adler Planetarium and east of Soldier Field. The majority of this space is dedicated to nature. The nature area at Northerly Island features strolling paths, casual play areas and a spectacular view of the Chicago skyline. It is also home to some of the best fishing in Chicago.

The Scouts saw Siberian huskies demonstrate pulling a sled, birds of prey from Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation and made a Gods Eye craft sponsored by the National Museum of Mexican Art. The highlight of their day was hiking out to the lakefront to see the remaining ice shelves as well as the hot chocolate.

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