Boy scouts test their skills in Belleplain State Forest

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Upper Township's Boy Scout Troop 95

UPPER TOWNSHIP - Upper Township's Boy Scout Troop 95 tested their skills last weekend at the Belleplain State Forest, where they participated in a "geocache adventure course" along with other boy scouts from Cape May Court House.

The course took the boys to 12 activity stations that could only be located by finding latitude and longitude coordinates on their handheld GPS units. At each location was a challenge that they had to solve before being given the coordinates to the next station. The nature of the challenge was not known until they arrived.
"The best part was definitely racing the kayaks across the lake," said Shane Wigglesworth.
Other favorites were the obstacle course, fire building, and the two-man saw relay, where two scouts used an old-fashioned lumberjack saw.
Peyton Mayler thought the worst part was getting lost in the beginning. The settings on their GPS unit were wrong and they got "lost" for a little bit, he said, but that's what this experience is about - learning something new and having fun.
"The kids had a blast," said Scoutmaster Aaron Segin.
After a hard day, they joined up with Troop 65 from Cape May Court House for a nice campfire and a game of "Manhunt.”
This was just one of the many trips that the scouts have been on this year. Troop 95's scouts take an exciting trip every month.
To be part of the action, stop by the Upper Township Elementary School on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. or go to www.UpperTwpScouts.com.

Upper Township's Boy Scout Troop 95


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