Cubs visit Sylvan Heights AviaryPublished 5:37pm Saturday, August 9, 2014
From Cub Scout Pack 99
Cub Scout Pack 99 took their July Summertime Pack Adventure trip to Sylvan Heights Bird Park in Scotland Neck. A total 22 scouts with other family members went and explored the world through bird adventures and took part in a scavenger hunt that helped the scouts identify different birds.
Pack 99 enjoyed viewing the over 2,000 ducks, geese, swans, and other exotic birds from around the world situated in the 18-acre park. The scouts also took place in a scavenger hunt while walking through the park in which had to find and identify different birds such as the African Grey Parrot, Toco Toucan and Scarlet Ibis, among other bird species. Other activities help the scouts learn about waterfowl, wildlife and wetland conservation. They also visited attractions such as the Bird Nest Treehouse and Beaver Pond Blind, which show the world of eastern North Carolina’s native animals, birds and plants.
The Landing Zone was the highlight of the trip for most of the scouts where they were able to feed birds that landed on their arms. Part of the admission fee provided each scout with the feeding stick to participate.
During the summer, Pack 99 takes adventures each month to earn the Summertime Pack Award. The award requires each Cub Pack to participate in three summer adventures with over 60 percent of the registered boys attending.
Pack 99, with Cubs ages 1st grade through 5th grade, will start regular weekly meetings on Aug. 28 at First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall at 6:30 p.m. For further information, please contact Robbie King at 252-947-0971.