Boy Scouts join thousands more for summer camp |

Boy Scouts join thousands more for summer camp

Submitted PhotoBoy Scouts camping at Van Vleck Ranch watch a fellow Scout perform bike-jumping tricks. The Scouts participated in activities such as biking and scuba diving.
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About 3,400 Boy Scouts recently participated in a three-day Scout camp at Van Vleck Ranch in Northern California.

The boys and their leaders organized thousands of school kits that will be shipped to schoolchildren in needy nations.

The Scouts participated in biking, scuba diving, archery and other activities.

Joey DeMartini said, “I liked scaling and rappelling a 35-foot wall.”

John Blackham talked about activities that helped the Scouts learn about disabilities, such as having to walk blindfolded across a field, running back with a rope to guide them, and playing basketball in wheelchairs.

Jordan Elliot said, “We learned about how to identify animals from footprints and sounds.” And Aaron Gillming said, “I took photographs and helped the Scouts work with the computers. In the evening, we gathered around and sang and listened to cool speakers.”

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