HAMMOND | Three brave Cub Scouts foraged out in single-digit weather on Saturday to participate in a hike sponsored by Pack 773 of the East Side at Gibson Woods Nature Preserve in Hammond.
The previous night at their meeting the Scouts made the traditional pine cone feeders covered in peanut butter and dipped in birdseed. During their two- mile hike they hung most of the cones and saved a few for the area outside the bird room.
The Scouts donated their leftover peanut butter, which will be used at the nature center on Dec. 14 for a bird feeding workshop from 1 to 3 p.m. Participants will make animal edible ornaments to decorate the trees and shrubs outside the wildlife viewing area. Register for this free workshop by calling Gibson Woods at (219) 844-3188.