Dewey Lin, Cub Scout Scribe wrote:
Last weekend, on the 22nd of September 2012, the Henry Park Pelican Scouts went to Jacob Ballas’ Children’s garden. We had a very good time there. At the garden. The first thing we did was to place our bags in the Party Place. After we did so, Akela announced that we were going to have a treasure hunt! The clues would be in an envelope, and we would have to march around the garden to get the answers. In the end, every six could only answer about half of the questions as it was a difficult task, especially to find several things. Although my six came in second last, I had a really good time.
Next up was the picnic, where I made a mess on the groundsheet with lots of snacks. The other kids in my six also came with something, and we had a “mini-buffet”. Afterwards, we cleaned up and, as usual, my six came up with some bright idea about sliding the rubbish that we piled on the groundsheet into the rubbish bin.Afterwards, free play was allowed for 30 minutes. We immediately rushed off to the suspension bridge and yelled our heads off while shaking the bridge and flinging our friends upwards by jumping up and down. This trick worked as when we jumped and landed, the force pulled the bridge towards the source of the force and so the other parts would go in an upward motion. As we jumped up, friction “stuck” the bridge to our feet and so, a downward motion on the other parts would be created to counterbalance the center upward motion. . Then, we went to the treehouse and slid down the two slides, again yelling our heads off. Afterwards, while some went off to get wet, the others climbed a nearby tree which was low enough to go up easily and had no creepy-crawlies on it. It was an exhilarating day and hope that I can go there again!